After school activities with the local kids and volunteers. We use sacks, buckets, and bins, to collect, classify, and wash the material found on the beach. We send the clean and washed material to recycling facilities in Buenaventura with the help of the Colombian Navy
What is “MAPARE“?
Every piece of plastic found on the beach, is MAPARE : “Material Para revivir” (Material to revive!). Trash is a negative word and we want to cancel it from the vocabulary of children and volunteers.
We collect MAPARE and separate it by colors and type of plastic or material.
We are bringing the best finds of Mapare back to the city so that artists can create art pieces!
For participating in our Mapare collection activities,The children always get rewarded by different utensil of the the #infinityKit a set of reusable items to reduce their own waste consumption.
Sometimes they also get rewarded by AcroYoga, circus, face painting or environmental educational films.