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Recicla+: The new waste collection model in the Dominican Republic

Selected in October 2020 by the Alstom Foundation Board, the Recicla+ project developed by Asociacion Nuevos Caminos is ready to deploy on the ground ! The team has just arrived in the pilot town of Sabana Yegua to work on a solid waste collection model. In the short term, the objective is to improve and professionalize the current system in place and implement a dedicated awareness campaign on environment. Through workshops in schools and companies, an environment-based education will be distilled to acquire new habits regarding reducing, re-using and recycling. The overall model and approach will be then extended to the neighbouring town of Proyecto 4, with ultimately the goal to reach other communities in the province of Azua. The project is planned to end in February 2022 and to positively impact close to 14000 inhabitants.

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