HCG provides waste management in disadvantaged communities of Peru, electronic waste recycling, and waste management consulting for municipalities.
In Peru, waste has grown faster than the government’s capacity to manage it adequately. Waste is mainly disposed through open dumps, causing health and environmental problems, primarily through the pollution of water sources. Most infectious medical waste, hazardous industrial waste and electronic waste is often mixed with municipal waste. Waste picking is a main source of income for thousands of poor families, although picking in dump sites poses safety risks, provides little income, generates discrimination, and forces hundreds of school-age children to contribute to household income.
HCG makes waste management safe, legal and effective, while maintaining livelihoods for thousands of waste picking families, by:
|# of citizens served by HCG (cumul.)||6m||8m||10m||12m||14m|
|# of recyclers with better quality of life||3'000||4'000||6'000||8'500||10'000|