Recycling Vegetable Oil for Agricultural Fertilizers

In Honduras, Grupo Intur, in alliance with the American company Filtafry, will recycle 36,000 gallons of vegetable oil that was used in restaurants.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Grupo Intur is the first Honduran food production company carrying out this environmentally-friendly practice of recycling the vegetable oil used by restaurants.

According to, "The firm Filtafry will take charge of collecting, cleaning, and processing the oil so that it can be used as a raw material in the production of agricultural concentrates."

Additionally, "Oil recycling in European countries, such as Spain, is a growing industry. Honduras is taking its first steps with this project initiated by Grupo Intur."

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$12 million Recycling Plant in Guatemala

April 2013

Reciclados de Centroamérica, a company which is part of Grupo Cervecería Centro Americana, opened its recycling plant yesterday in the town of Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Santa Rosa.

The objective of this project is to turn disposable plastic bottles into raw material for the production of more PET bottles and containers made of this material. The plant is expected to produce 25 tons a day of resin which is useful for the local market.

The Recycling Industry in Guatemala

August 2012

In the first seven months of the year a total of four thousand metric tons have been exported.

During the opening of the Recycling ExpoConferencia, Ernesto Gil, industry representative noted that currently there are a hundred and fifty registered companies in the country who carry out the tasks of collecting, sorting, packaging and shipping recycled material abroad.

Costa Rica: Companies to Re-use Waste

May 2011

The signing of the Partnership for the Development of Recovered Waste will allow waste materials to become valuable and to be recycled wherever possible.

Glass, plastic and aluminum are some of the materials that companies plan to reincorporate into their production chains, as a means of making the most out of their inputs.

Recycling is Up and Coming in Central America

November 2010

The recycling industry grows in the region as a way to save costs, create jobs and protect the environment.

"Nicaragua has exported until October of this year about 40 million Dollars in recyclable material, primarily iron, while in 2009 it exported 24 million Dollars," stated as evidence of the sector´s growth Carlos Marin, president of the Recycling Association of that country.

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