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    diario libre is running a positive story, finally
    it's about a new project: paper notebooks in return for plastic bottles. starting from yesterday until 17th of august in different places in SD children can exchange recycled plastic bottles for school notebooks.
    Botellas por cuadernos en favor del medio ambiente - DiarioLibre.com

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    Recycling is a forbidden word in the DR but, it isn't empowered by the government or business anyways.

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    you'd be surprised. brugal, barcelo and presidente all recycle their bottles. they ever recycle taps and loose glass (broken bottles). it's a big business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    you'd be surprised. brugal, barcelo and presidente all recycle their bottles. they ever recycle taps and loose glass (broken bottles). it's a big business.
    Not empowered enough, if it was, there will not be that many plastic and glass bottles everywhere as litter across the country.

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    not all bottles are recyclable, in a sense that not all would be bought by botelleros who then sell to the companies. presidente recycles more or less 75% of all their bottles, this is a large number.

    but yes, you are correct, there is plenty of trash everywhere. and it's sad because this trash is treasure. many folks live off collecting bottles, jars, cans and so on. many more could. but they rather beg or steal. easier money.

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    That is very interesting. Have to start somewhere.

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    In the residencial where i live theres a recycle bin at the entry of it for papers and plastic

    One of the few place i see people recycling... Its full every week!

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    i SAW THE HEADLINE IN YESTERDAY'S "DIARIO LIBRE".
    It said:,"Botellas Por Mascotas".
    I thought, "How Wierd"???????
    They really don't need "Mascotas",..."Pets"!
    Then I remembered, "Mascota=Cuaderno".
    I agree, "It's A Start"!
    Super Mercados National, "TRIED" to recycle the long life milk cartons/juice boxes, a few years ago.
    They had special containers in their parking lots to collect the boxes.
    Clearly Marked, "For Recycle of Milk/Juice Containers ONLY"!!!!!!
    Do I really need to tell anyone how THAT idea turned out???????
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    All they need is to reach a tipping point. Good on everyone involved in promoting literacy and curiosity.

    My gf just started teaching her mother to read. I couldn't be prouder.

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    A "Tipping Point" was reach a long time ago!
    Destroying the environment WON!!!!!!
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