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 recycling industry grows in the region as a way to save costs, create jobs and protect the environment.
In Nicaragua exports of materials for recycling have now reached $40 million a year.
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.
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