Becomes Source of Income for Cuban Province
ARTEMISA, Cuba, Feb 6 (acn) Newly created Artemisa province´s
recycling industry prevented the Cuban government from importing
raw materials worth 10 million dollars, a 1,2 million increase
from the previous year.
Zenen Arocha, head of the
Recycling Industry in this western province,
said they recycled used glass bottles, aluminium containers,
iron, copper and steel scraps, the last ones recovered at
the local iron
and steel companies.
The recycling of paper and cupboard allowed them to produce
the wood pulp
used for roof tiles, thus reducing to a minimum the need to
fell trees and
the negative impact on the environment.
This company showed profits for over 10 million dollars in
recycling waste materials supplied by the populations and
institutions. They plan to recycle some 17 846 tons of waste
Josue Marcos, head of the Guanajay Wine Factory, said that
over 1.5 million bottles from the recycling industry.
He added that though the figures are encouraging, there is
an urge to
raise awareness among the population and the government
officials on the
need to pick, store and deliver waste materials to be
recycled for its
obvious benefits to the environment and the country’s