At SMI we are committed to creating sustainable communities in the medium and long term,
as this will facilitate the reduction of the environmental impact of our operations and
generate a positive effect on the environment.
For this reason, we have developed a long-term strategic alliance with Recicla,Pe! and Recicla,Pues!,
NGOs in Peru and Colombia focused on raising awareness about recycling and the creation of
formal collection networks. Our combined efforts have significantly increased community awareness
of the importance of recycling and the creation of a circular economy.
In recent years, Recicla,Pe! and Recicla,Pues! have designed several projects that include
recycling contests on the beaches of Lima and in the country's schools, in addition to
constant management of recycling stations and the formalization of recyclers. The sum of
these efforts has allowed us to establish solid supply chains in Peru and Colombia.
500Tons of plastic collected
Recicla,pe! and Recicla,Pues! have managed to benefit a network of more than 1,500 waste
recyclers, by partnering with local municipalities and government agencies to facilitate
their formalization process, as well as providing logistical support and training.
Along the same lines, SMI frequently trains multiple recycling associations’ members on
the types of waste that are recyclable and related issues.