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Cooperepa y Cooperativa Recicladores

Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

Primary information

Year formed
2005
Language
Spanish
Number of members
35
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Cooperative
Organizational Reach
National
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door, Landfill
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
They are formed in the landfills by economic necessity and so as to have less complications.
Women composition

Benefits

Services

Activities
Community sale of materials

Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 16/03/2012, RedLacre 2012

Comments / Narrative

Founded in 2005. Based in Punta Arenas. There are members in all cities in the country where there are recyclers. Of the members, 14 (Cooperativeerepa)Š and 21 (Cooperative recicladores)



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