Curacaví, is a rural commune distant 50 km from the capital Santiago. Both visitors and its inhabitants generate a lot
of waste from plastic containers and cardboard, these must be collected and transferred to the recycling plants in
This plastic and cardboard waste is mostly made up of containers and packaging of various products, which together
make up a large volume, but very little weight, which requires the availability of many trucks for its transfer. Making the
procedure inefficient but the most negative thing is the high carbon footprint it has.
The same thing happens with tree pruning waste, which also has a large volume and little weight, and as it takes time
to collect it, many neighbors opt for the clandestine burning of the branches, causing smoke that travels to other places,
harming the quality of the air many times. sometimes almost unbreathable. It is worth mentioning that the lack of rain in
the winter months plus these clandestine burnings, year after year, further worsen the air quality of the Metropolitan
Region and, therefore, our commune.
Bulky waste (large household waste) must also be treated for subsequent transfer. There is a very high demand, and
the lack of this service generates micro dumps, affecting people's quality of life. With the incorporation of this project,
with the fact of crushing, compacting, and baling, the following would be reduced:
• Transportation to recyclers: in at least 70% of truck trips, they stop emitting the equivalent of tons of carbon, thus
reducing their footprint and contributing to curbing climate change.
• Micro dumps: by 50%, improving the quality of life of nearby neighbors and therefore the entire community, and
without a doubt it is a huge contribution to the care of our planet.
• Bulky waste trips: 75%, thus, the most substantial improvement in recent times in terms of reducing the carbon
footprint of municipal practices. But, in addition, impacting day by day on people who must live exposed to micro