From ecological booklets or cup holders to houses, through walls of bathrooms and furniture as bookshelves or vases, they all share a common element: they are made with recycled tetra pak materials.
The Ecuadorian company Ecuaplastic, located in Alangasí (northeastern Quito), made this process a reality thanks to an alliance with the company Tetra Pak, whose material is used for the preparation of household supplies from discarded containers. Tetra Pak produces more than 7,800 tons of food packaging per year.
After being used in the market, their final destination was garbage dumps, but since 2008, Ecuaplastic gives incentives to collectors to help reduce their impact on the environment. In 2010, they set a goal of doubling their recycling rate to 40% by 2020. (I)