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World Recycler Day, March 1st


"This day was established as the World Recycler Day in memory of the massacre of 11 recyclers at the Libre University of Barranquilla 26 years ago (1992). This incentive that emerged in the country, spread out worldwide after the International Meeting of Recyclers in 2008, which brought together 34 Latin-American and Caribbean countries."
Hotel de la Opera acknowledges their valuable work, which contributes to the comprehensive policy of being an environmentally friendly company. The Hotel and the Recyclers Association of Bogota (known in Spanish as ARB) have worked together on the utilization of usable residues for more than two years, achieving environmental and social benefits. The Hotel provides the material for the recyclers' livelihood and at same time the Hotel has recycled more than 7 tons of material during this period.
Before that, we worked with Mundo Carton Corporation for more than 4 years, a socio-environmental company that used to transform the recycled material into unique handcrafted products.
"We need to work on source separation. The hardest part of our job is having to recover usable materials from the rubbish. We find copper pieces, paper, plastic and bottles among diapers, pads, husks. We need families to do an effective source separation and to give the material to the recyclers" Nohra Padilla, executive director of RAB, Recyclers Association of Bogota.


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