World Recycling Day

What is recycling?

El reciclaje constituye una forma de valorización Recycling constitutes a form of material recovery, which consists of the transformation of solid waste into products, materials or substances, which retain their original purpose or any other purpose (DL 1278).
material, que consiste en la transformación de los residuos sólidos en productos, materiales o sustancias, que conserven su finalidad original o cualquier otra finalidad (DL 1278).

Why is recycling important?

Why is World Recycling Day celebrated?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared May 17 as International Recycling Day in order to raise awareness about caring for the environment, and educate society about the importance to REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE products with the purpose of preserving the environment.

Did you know?

According to MINAM (2022), in Peru more than 21 thousand tons of municipal waste are generated daily, which is equivalent to more than 3 national stadiums full of garbage (we only recycle about 2%).

What can we do to contribute to recycling?

Brigitte Leiva Trujillo

Brigitte Leiva Trujillo

Environmental Services Engineer