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Community Education

recycling-talk-feria-verdeWomen Recyclers as Community Educators

Born of the need to generate alternative sources of revenue to strengthen community recycling in rural areas, organized groups of women – those most often responsible for rural recycling – are trained in making this eco-jewelry, using only materials commonly found in recycling centers: pull-tabs from discarded beverage cans woven with fabric remnants.

Saving the environment, a pull-tab at a time

“ReciclArte, Crafts for the Environment” is the name of the line of accessories, as well as the environmental education project that oversees the production marketing. A network of points-of-sale in Costa Rica offers the articles made by these women recyclers: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts and handbags.