The Atitlán Recicla Project: Driving Collective Impact for Women's Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability

Publication | Published at: November 01 2018

Atitlán Recicla sought to strengthen management processes for recyclable solid waste in nine communities of Sololá. Financed by the Central America Bottling Corporation (CBC), a private bottling enterprise, and the Uniterra Program led by WUSC and CECI, and implemented by the Asociación de Amigos del Lago de Atitlán – AALA, a non for profit organisation working to protect and preserve Lake Atitlán’s natural resources, the project enabled the participating communities to create business linkages and collaboration to strengthen solid waste management models, minimize contamination of the lake and improve the conditions of local residents.