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.
The recycling industry is on its way to become an important component of the economy.
The sector plans to export $ 40 million this year, nearly double the $ 24 million from 2009.
"For Carlos Marín, president of the Recycling Association of Nicaragua (ASORENIC), recycling provides jobs to about 100 thousand Nicaraguans nationwide. This includes people who earn between 50 and 100 Cordobas ($ 2.30 and $ 4.6) from residential waste collected daily, and established companies, as Renisa, which exports millions of dollars in recycled material," writes Laprensa.com.ni.