The Plastic Problem
Plastic pollution is one of the primary environmental threats today. At least 8 million metric tons of plastic material—equivalent to one garbage truck every minute—leak into the ocean each year.
Near the pueblo of los Llanos, Mexico, plastic waste is usually either burned or discarded in riverbeds, where its fate is ultimately the ocean. The Azulita Project incentivizes plastic collection through a community-based sustainable business model. By engaging residents and visitors, the project actively removes up to 1 ton of pollution per day.