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Finalist team of the Eco-Challenge 12.0 competition, in the category "Recycle and reuse"

Team members:

  • Catherine Yamilez Bardalez
  • Geldny García
Belice

Full Circle Belize

Belize has many wonderful and beautiful places, including the Placencia Peninsula and its surroundings! Here, you can find relaxing beaches, a portion of the second-largest reef system in the world (a UNESCO heritage site), mangroves, rainforests, and savannah grasslands. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are severely threatened by plastic pollution. Although 80% of plastic produced worldwide is recyclable, in Belize, most gets dumped, burnt, or ends in the ocean. 

To tackle this issue, we created Full Circle Belize! Full Circle Belize is a youth-led venture that collects and transforms used plastics while inspiring community members to be environmentally responsible; through educational activities and social marketing. Yes!, we transform discarded plastics into beautiful accessories, flower pots, furniture, cooking utensils, and so much more. Our products are sold nationwide, and we work in close collaboration with schools, businesses, and local governments. In other words, Full Circle Belize creates more jobs and many positive changes!

 

Team members:

  • Catherine Yamilez Bardalez
  • Geldny García