New Recycling Plant in Nicaragua

The Indian company Gravita Nicaragua has started operating its new plastic, aluminum and cardboard recycling plant in Managua.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gravita Nicaragua, part of Grupo Gravita India Ltd, invested $2.2 million in setting up the recycling plant. The company processes polyethylene, cardboard and paper, aluminum, copper and bronze containers, among other things.

See also: "The plastic industry in Nicaragua" and "Nicaragua exports less plastic waste"

ProNicaragua reports that "...Gravita Nicaragua S.A. is part of Grupo Gravita India Ltd. It has 10 lead smelting facilities, of which five are located in Asia and three in Africa. The Group is engaged in the global trade of scrap, ore, concentrates, battery scrap and lead products.  It also provides technical advice and support for the establishment of green recycling units." 

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