Grupo Gollo is launching a program to recycle electronic products including cell phones, televisions, refrigerators and computers. The program is getting the support of the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones, which is holding a press session today to praise the effort.
Grupo Gollo has retail outlets all over the country and much of the broken or obsolete material it seeks to recycle was sold by its stores in the first place.
Many electronic devices contain previous metals that can support a recycling program. The devices also contain heavy metals and other materials that are toxic and should not be introduced into normal landfills.
Batteries also contain toxic chemicals, and the U.S. Embassy has a program to recycle or safely dispose of these.