ReciCRAI

ReciCRAI
is born from the inadequate manipulation and disposition
of waste at the educational institution, where students, teachers
and senior managers do not have a clear perception of the
“ concept, throwing paper, plastic, carton, organics, and
so on in the same can This project is the means to promote not only
environmental awareness, but also peace positive actions like
collaborative work, sense of belonging, environmental values that
are going to be the result of awareness campaigns, training,
recycling work from the educational community The project is
hoped to generate an initial impact in 350 students from 6 th, 7 th
and 8 th grades, their families, 15 teachers and senior managers and
the recyclers, in the first phase in “Armenia City”

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Environmental Awareness NOW!

Environmental Awareness NOW!
A project working together with 7 elementary schools in Morelos, Mexico. Students, teachers, faculty, parents and local organizations working together to bring forth environmental awareness, local resource management, food sovereignty and self-sufficiency. We will produce a replicable model, materials and curriculum with videos, manuals and methodology. Headed up by Jardines de Cuernavaca Rotary Club in partnership with Pachamama Alliance Ibero-America.

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NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM BASED ON SOYA – PNBS

NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM BASED ON SOYA – PNBS
Needs: Requirement of basic bakery equipment. Marketing and self-sustainability of the community production project.
It will attend: Generating a source of income for the different associations or organizations that operate soybean plants, providing food supplements (based on soybeans) to vulnerable populations.
Beneficiaries: The PNBS communities that have the soy processing plant assigned by the Bogotá Laureles Rotary Club, whose beneficiaries are: children, adolescents, youth, older adults, the disabled, pregnant and lactating mothers .
Beneficiaries: 15,000 people. The final product will be 50 soybean plants strengthened with bakery equipment, 50 plants with a follow-up visit, 750 people trained in bakery with soybeans.

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PLASTIC WASTE COLLECTION FOR PROCESSING, RECYCLE, REUSE, AND EMPLOYMENT GENERATION

PLASTIC WASTE COLLECTION FOR PROCESSING, RECYCLE, REUSE, AND EMPLOYMENT GENERATION
Proposal for a Global Grant Project
Title: Plastic Waste Collection and Processing for Recycle, Reuse, and Employment Generation

Host Club: Rotary Club of Visakhapatnam Port City Club
International Club: Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise In collaboration with The Rotary Club of Naperville)

Project Objectives:
1) To Collect Plastic Waste from 4 Wards of Visakhapatnam City, A.P., India, and process it for recycling and reusing it for beneficial purposes such as production of diesel oil and plastic tiles, and
2) generate employment for several unemployed youth, who are really motivated for improving the ambient environment of Visakhapatnam City .

Project Background:
Rtn Dr. Prakash Tata, during 2017 his annual volunteering and family visits to Visakhapatnam, A.P. India met members of the India Youth for Society (IYFS. Many of these youth are graduates from college and are unemployed. As activists, they are involved in environmental pollution remediation efforts such as the clean-up of plastic waste materials indiscriminately disposed of in Visakhapatnam on the streets, drains and the beach by the people, and cleaning up of water bodies in the city. Ever since he has been interacting with them and financially supporting their efforts. In 2019, he and Rtn. Dr. Roger Iliff also visited the site along with some IYFS members, where they were processing plastic waste. This site was given to them by the Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation. The IYFS volunteers literally were carrying the collected waste with bare hands and by renting auto rickshaws, which were charging a lot of money.
In order to help the IYFS to improve the efficiency and productivity of their efforts, we thought that a pickup truck would help the group immensely. Bharathi Theertha, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, raised money and the Naperville Rotary Charities also contributed towards the purchase of a new pick up truck. This truck was donated to the IYFS through the hands of the Municipal Commissioner of Visakhapatnam and the Vice Chairman of Visakha Urban Development Agency in February 2020. This truck is now being used to transport dry plastic waste collected to the processing site.

Potential for Increased Productivity and Income Generation:
A couple of very old and inefficient machines are currently cleaning and shredding the plastic waste at the site provided to the IYFS by the GVMC. The productivity of these machines is not satisfactory. Hence it is thought that if the IYFS is provided with energy efficient machinery, more plastic waste would be able to be processed for recycle and reuse. Also, more revenue can be generated by selling the processed plastic waste to bulk recyclers.

In addition, more revenue can also be generated by renting the truck when it is not in use to local businesses to have their parcels and packages transported to and from bus stops, train station, and the airport and for delivering newspapers early in the morning to central locations from where they can be picked by paper boys for delivering to the homes of subscribers.
This project may be used as a model for municipalities of other small towns.

Waste Plastic Processing Machinery Needed and Associated Cost:
After researching and talking to various vendors that sell plastic recycling machinery, we selected the machinery and obtained cost estimates from selected vendors. The list of the equipment needed is given below with the associated costs.

Cost Estimate of the Project

Waste Plastic Processing Machinery Needed:
After researching and talking to various venders that sell plastic recycling machinery, we selected the machinery and obtained cost estimates from selected vendors.

Cost Estimate of the Project

Machine to process PET and baleing to a recycler Rs. 8,50,000
Or
$12,200
2. Machine to Process LDPE ;Duster, grinder, washing Unit, agglomarater, extruder, Dhana cutter, colour mixer to make granules from thin plastic wastes3. Rs. 31,00,000
Or
$44,300
3. Machine to Process HDPE, PP: Scrap plastic grinder Cutting machine with blades to cut thick plastic into chips Rs. 7,00,000
Or
$10.000
4. Miscellaneous
(spare parts, etc. for the above) Rs. 5,00.000
Or
$ 7,000
5.
Motor Bicycle Honda (Activa),
Local transportation
For volunteers
to facilitate their movement for picking up plastic waste from 4 wards Rs. 79,000
0r
$1,200
Total Rs. 52,20,000
Or
$74,700

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ECA – SUA FERTIGATION PROJECT (Reduction of water & chemical usage)

ECA – SUA FERTIGATION PROJECT (Reduction of water & chemical usage)
The project is focused on increasing the productivity of agricultural plots of small farmers who produce vegetables and coffee while diminishing the use of agrochemicals and increasing farmers income. This is to be achieved by making the best possible use of soil, fertilizers and water resources, the utilization of appropriate technologies and the application of best practices. The project is to be led by the Escuela de Ciencias Agrarias – “ECA” (Agricultural College/School) of the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica – “UNA” (National University of Costa Rica) and implemented with the participation of small farmers belonging to the Sociedad de Usuarios del Agua – “SUA” (Society of Water Users), and the Centro Agricultural Cantonal – “CAC” (Santa Barbara County Agricultural Center), a solidly established group of small vegetable and coffee producers from the Santa Bárbara county and surrounding areas in the Heredia province. The increased productivity of agricultural goods is expected to result in higher economic returns for the small farmers and accelerate community economic development.

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CLASSIFICATION STATION AND USE OF URBAN SOLID WASTE

Establish and operate an ECA (Classification and Use Station) based on the integral and sustainable management of usable urban solid waste in the Municipality of Tuluá and its area of influence in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

The establishment of an ECA integrates three aspects: Reincorporation of materials to the value chain, income generation for informal waste collectors, reduction of the pollutant load that generates solid waste in the environment and the commercialization of the recovered products for their self-sustainability.
The beneficiary community will be the one belonging to the Municipality of Tuluá as well as the recovery of usable solid waste in the area.

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ROTARY DEVELOPES THE FIELD

The recovery of forests is the main action to mitigate climate change. Restoration reduces CO2 emissions. Reforestation in our region due to the tropical climate is valuable for cheap carbon sequestration since the establishment costs are low and the tree growth rate is high. Colombia lost 6.7 million hectares of forest in the last 30 years due to deforestation. The program encourages population immersed in deforested areas, natural parks, and areas surrounding special environmental management to establish productive systems through economic support, supplies, raw materials and technical assistance. Direct beneficiaries 100 families linked to the project.

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Protection and Conservation of Endangered Sea Turtles, and Environmental Education

Objectives:
Conserve and protect endangered sea turtles and the environment in the north-central zone of the Gulf of Mexico, using environmental education as a tool.
Disseminate and educate children and young people about the importance of caring for our planet, ecological balance and the conservation of endangered marine species, with an emphasis on sea turtles.
Promote peace actions for the benefit of children from rural communities and of nature.

Focus areas:
-Environment
-Peace and conflicto resolution

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