Golden Garbage

About 3600 tons of garbage end up being buried in landfills every day in Panama, and 90% of this waste could be recycled, turning trash into cash.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

According to environmental experts, 90% of this waste could be recycled, turning trash into cash. And there are several Panamanian businessmen taking advantage of it.

There are many examples of the business: from obsolete computer equipment, in which they remove the chips and cards sent to the U.S., where it is processed and small parts containing gold removed; to paper, paperboard, plastic containers, packaging and even home appliances.

Angel López, of, states on his article, "the growth plans of the recycling industry continue. The opportunities are there to take. The raw material is on the floor, 3,600 tons of waste, equivalent to an equal number of business opportunities."

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