Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured
There are now 3 Green Points in Sodimac, another in a rural area of the Municipality of Colina, and one in an industrial complex. Two of them with schools that provide materials and support environmental education of their students.
Triciclos employs 29 people directly and another 15 indirectly.
In each Green Point visits by people who take their material is recorded, having reached more than 6592 visitors during the month of May 2011.
We recycle more than 64 tons per month, equivalent to saving 78,765 kwh, 314 trees, 20,916 liters of oil, 554,040 liters of water and 198 tons of CO2 each month.
Triciclos develops courses, workshops and educational talks in kindergartens, schools, universities, corporations, governments and NGOs. In each of these instances of people who were educated are recorded.
Triciclos now allows many people to change their ways around consumption and waste. This not only shows that we can easily reduce waste by 90% of any house, but that the resources now available to municipalities could mean that between 15 and 35% of the budgets would be available to Health, Education, Housing, Poverty, Food and many other issues of high urgency.
How will your project evolve over the next three years?
This year we hope to increase to 3 the Green Points in Colina and more than 5 at Sodimac.
With Sodimac we hope to establish the first recycling centers in regions.
At the same time we are working with Chilean universities to set up this solution in some of its campus, with three mining companies who are evaluating the installation of Green Points in the copper extraction tasks in coordination with the company that provides food services .
We have established agreements to install Tricycles in Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, California and Uruguay.