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In Mexico City, Recyclable Products Can be Bartered for Fruits and Vegetables

Sergio Ramos -
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March 27, 2013

A unique recycling program in Mexico City lets recyclers trade their waste for credit to use at a local farmers' market. (09Ashura)

MEXICO CITY – Glass and PET plastic bottles, cardboard, paper, Tetra Pak containers and discarded electronic devices. This might seem like a list of garbage. But in Mexico City, it is currency for bartering.

The second Sunday of every month, these goods, which otherwise would be thrown away, are collected at the Mercado de Trueque (Barter Market), run by the Environment Secretariat (SEDEMA) at the Bosque de Chapultepec.

The aim is to teach the importance of recycling to the population of Mexico City, which generates an average of 14,000 metric tons of garbage every day, with only 12% of the trash being recycled, according to SEDEMA.

... In its first year the program received a total of 198 metric tons of recyclables and 24,352 visitors.

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