May 2014
Newsletter

Let's clean up our community 

Saturday, May 24th

 

Next Saturday, May 24th there will be a community clean-up event and we expect to have a significant number of people and businesses participating. Particpants will meet at 8am in the different points of the community. More information to follow. Please bring your own bags and gloves. Contact us if you have any questions or want to participate.

 

                   nosararecicla@gmail.com

 

   



Environmental Education

Home Visits

 

Another key component of our project is education. We have visited neighborhoods in the community that had not previously been visited. These visits allow us to inform households about the reality of waste management in our community. At the same time it is an opportunity to share information about our project and create awareness about the serious problem that the open air dump site represents.

 


Recycling Pick-up

Each Wendnesday

 

We are continuing our once a week (Wednesdays) recycling drive to gather plastic, tetrapack, aluminum, glass and clean/dry cardboard. The route extends from Esperanza to downtown Nosara thanks to the continuing support of various area hotels and businesses. If you are interested in supporting this community effort, please contact us. Special thanks to the support of:

  

November 2013: Hotel Harmony

December 2013:  Lagarta Lodge

January 2014: Laquaviva

February 2014: Harbor Reef

March 2014: Giardino Tropical

April 2014: Nosara Home Rentals

May 2014: Kaya Sol

June 2014: Living Hotel

Arts & Crafts with Recycled Materials

Workshop for women that work at the Recycling Center

  

 

The arts and crafts that are created with recycled materials are a great way to reuse materials that would many times end up in the garbage. They are also a tangible and educational tool that can be used to demonstrate to all that it is possible for us to change our way of thinking and turn discarded items into useful, valuable items that can be sold and turned into an additional source of income for the women that work at the Recycling Center and for the Recycling Center itself.

The women that work at the Recycling Center participated in a three day workshop with the artist Elizabeth Steinvorth. Mrs. Steinvorth has many years of experience working to turn other people's trash into art and she helped us improve and learn new techniques. Thank you Mrs. Steinvorth for donating your time and sharing your talents with us! 

Funding for Recycling Center
Son�mbulo Concert
 

Thanks to the CRUSA Foundation, a concert with the well-known national band, Sonambulo Pscicotropical was organized. The fundraising concert was held at El Observatorio bar in San Jos�. 100% of the ticket sales were donated to the Nosara Recycling and Education Center.Through this event 694,000 colones were raised and these funds have been allocated to cover the salaries of the Center's workers. 


Power Grid Connection

Electricity for the Center

 

After more than two years of working with ICE we are finally approaching the final stages of building the electric grid that will allow us to use various compacting machines.  In order to complete this project, a contract was signed with ICE who is donating 50% of the cost and the Recycling Association is responsible for the reminder. The project, which cost was over 3 million colones, was funded thanks to a generous donation provided by CRUSA's, The Guanacaste Fund. 

 


Recycled Material

Our first sales


 

The following chart shows the sales (to date) of all recyclable material collected since the Center opened on October 2013. Thanks to all those supporting us. We need to increase the amount of recyclable materials collected to become self-sustaining.

 

Please bring your clean and dry recycled materials directly to the Recycling and Education Center or ask us about Wednesday's pick up routes.

 

  

Date

Sold to

Kg

sold

Payment per Kg

in colones

Total (colones)

Aluminum cans

21/02/2014

Florida Bebidas

208

600

125,000


29/04/2014Florida Bebidas151.544066,660

Chatarra

07/03/2014

Regusa

588

70

41,160

Aluminio Chatarra

07/03/2014

Regusa

11

400

4,400

HDPE

(Plastic)

07/03/2014

Florida

Bebidas

155

120

18,600


29/04/2014Florida Bebidas362.712043,524
HDPE color
(Plastic)
29/04/2014Florida Bebidas35.71003,570

Transparent PET

(Plastic)

07/03/2014

Florida

Bebidas

438.6

120

52,632


29/04/2014Florida Bebidas159.512019,140

Color PET 

(Plastic)

07/03/2014

Florida Bebidas

390

100

39,000


29/04/2014Florida Bebidas124.510012,450
Tetrapack29/04/2014Florida Bebidas209.4357,349

Glass

12/03/2014

Vical

2200

38

83,600

Total

517,085

 


Caricaco Music Festival 2014
Benefits the Recycling Center

On March 15th, the Nosara Recycling and Education Center was present at the 2014 Caricaco Arts and Music Festival. We helped maintain order and keep the event clean and did our best to gather recyclable materials. The organizers of the event donated 150,000 colones to be used towards covering the Center's operational expenses.

 

Fiestas de Nosara

The Recycling Center was there!

 

 

During January, the Nosara Recycling and Education Center had a stand at the Nosara Fiestas with information about the project and educational material on how to recycle in our community. We also sold some of the arts and crafts that the women of the Recycling Center created with recycled materials. 

 


Community Clean-up Calendar

First Friday of Each Month

 

As a key part of our work at the recycling center we continue to organize and participate in beach and community clean-ups. We actively participate in these activities through our support of the initiatives brought forward by the Bandera Azul Ecol�gica committees. The following chart shows the clean-up activities planned for this year.

   

January

Playa Guiones

February

Esperanza

March

Playa Pelada

April

Nosara downtown

May

General Community Clean-up

June

Guiones Sur

July

Nosara River Mouth

August

 Nosara downtown

September

Santa Teresita

October

Arenales

November

San Pedro

December

In front of Recycling Center

 
 

Cleaning the Beach Recycling Collection Points

Keeping things in order and clean

 

 

We continue our weekly efforts to clean and pick up recycling materials at each of the collection points along Playa Guiones.


Please help us keep these areas clean and tidy. It's not permitted to bring household trash to these containers.

 

 

 

 


Monthly Raffle
Recycle and win!

Every month we are raffling a prize to all who bring their clean and dry recycling to the Nosara Recycling and Education Center. We are open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. This is aimed at being an incentive for more people to recycle and get to know what we do. The prizes are donated by different businesses in the community. Thanks to the following businesses for sponsoring these prizes. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us.

 

 

November 2013: Recycling Association

December 2013:  Gollo

January 2014: Century 21

February 2014:  Lagarta Lodge

March 2014:  Marlin Bills Restaurant (**winner donated the prize to the Center)

April 2014:  Marlin Bills Restaurant

 

  


  

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