The Recycling Industry in Guatemala
In the first seven months of the year a total of four thousand metric tons have been exported.
Friday, August 10, 2012
During the opening of the Recycling ExpoConferencia, Ernesto Gil, industry representative noted that currently there are a hundred and fifty registered companies in the country who carry out the tasks of collecting, sorting, packaging and shipping recycled material abroad.
The main destinations for recycled plastic materials were El Salvador, with 22% of the total, Honduras, with 15%, China 9%, Costa Rica, 8%, the US, 7.5%, Mexico, 7%, and rest of Asia and Europe.
On December 9th a seminar will be held in Guatemala City on prices and trends in the trading of polyethylene and resins.
In Nicaragua exports of materials for recycling have now reached $40 million a year.
The recycling industry grows in the region as a way to save costs, create jobs and protect the environment.
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