Environment and Services

Arcos Dorados and UDT announce the transformation of more than 42 thousand face masks into trays for McDonald’s restaurants

By |2023-01-25T14:28:34-03:00January 25, 2023|Environment and Services|

The "Plan Mascarillas" program, developed by Arcos Dorados and the Technological Development Unit of the UdeC, was developed in 15 McDonald's restaurants. The initiative succeeded in recovering 170 kilos of masks in one year, which were transformed into 430 plastic trays that will be integrated into the chain's operation. The course of the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Educational establishments receive products made from recycling their own masks

By |2022-10-28T11:59:08-03:00October 28, 2022|Environment and Services|

In the Liceo Bicentenario Industrial of Tomé, the delivery of trash cans and planters made with pellets of these personal protection elements was made, one of the most notable initiatives of circular economy promoted from the Biobío Region. In order to continue promoting the environmental education of the 3 thousand students of the five [...]

Chiguayante promotes recycling of masks in its Family Health Centers

By |2022-10-18T12:03:07-03:00October 18, 2022|Environment and Services|

The aim is to collect 100 kilos of the protective element, i.e. about 20,000 chapsticks. UdeC together with the company Softys is in charge of transforming the waste. Faced with the decision of the health authority to make the use of masks more flexible, but maintaining their obligatory use in health centers, the Municipality of [...]

UDT to continue recycling of face masks and expand to other protective gear

By |2022-10-18T11:47:37-03:00September 30, 2022|Environment and Services|

The Technological Development Unit will include some of the items in its recycling plan, given that the interest of companies and organizations in generating agreements and developing new products has been maintained over time. The UDT will continue with its task of recycling masks, which will cease to be obligatory as of October 1, [...]

Recycling of face masks reaches 15 tons and project has added three new municipalities

By |2022-10-18T12:42:12-03:00September 12, 2022|Environment and Services|

The Technological Development Unit (UDT) added the municipalities of Laja, San Pedro and Quillón to the recycling of masks. It also added a new model of flower pot to its line of recycled products. With more than 15 tons of masks recycled, new models of flower pots and municipalities incorporated to the collection task, the [...]

“Mask Recycling” campaign begins in Santa Juana

By |2022-01-07T16:37:21-03:00December 29, 2021|Bioeconomy, Environment and Services|

Joint work between the Municipality and the Technological Development Unit of the Universidad de Concepción. The care of the environment and recycling is paramount for the commune of Santa Juana, especially considering that it has the first composting and recycling plant in Chile. In this context, an important agreement was signed between the Municipality (Environment [...]

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