Puerto Vallarta working to strengthen the culture of recycling through art

November 15, 2017
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As a way to promote favorable attitudes of the natural environment among the people of Vallarta and reduce the amount of waste that reaches the sanitary landfill, children and young people are called to participate in the 3rd. Reduces, Reuses and Recycle Contest.

The contest of the three R’s is aimed at children and young people from 9 to 16 years, so that through their creativity, they make sculptures of an animal representative of Puerto Vallarta, using recyclable materials such as PET, cardboard, wood, glass, and aluminum, among others.

The call closes on November 24, however the calls opened on October 30 with the area of ​​Environmental Education inviting schools to participate and contacting the sponsors that will make possible the awarding of the three first places.




The contest is divided into two categories: Pequeños from 9 to 11 years old and Grandes from 12 to 16. The teams interested in participating must register their projects by email paulina.ecologia@gmail.com or on the Facebook page @Ecologiavallarta, through a message that includes the name of the participants and the school. Once the message has been sent, they will receive a registration code with which they will indicate their registration was completed.

The sculptures must be made up of 80 percent recyclable materials, must not exceed measures of one meter long and 50 centimeters high, and must contain a technical sheet of no more than half a page containing the name of the participant, name of the school, description of the project and list of the material used.

The evaluation committee will take as criteria: Originality and Design, in addition the teams will be able to obtain additional points for presentation and cleaning. The contest will be held on the 28th of November in Plaza Galerias, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Applications will not be accepted from people who dedicate themselves professionally to the assembly and sale of furniture with recyclable materials.

The Deputy Director of Environment and Ecology, Albino Garay, said that this contest seeks to “invite the public to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, since generally what we get at the store, most materials end in the garbage, then we know that in reality the packaging is not garbage but it is waste and that waste has a value in the market, while we contribute to the care of the environment “. He specified that “at our homes, we can separate for example aluminum, PET, cardboard and keep it as material that can be recycled, can be sold, if we mix everything then it becomes garbage. Of the waste, 80 percent can be recycled, so it is important that the citizen in these times can start with the culture of reducing the amount of waste that goes to the landfill.”