Recently attending the only gym actually IN Bucerias these days (nearest otherwise is at Flamingos Sports) – the Bahia Fitness Gym (where Billy’s used to be, upstairs from Marilyn’s legs, ahem), we noticed a plastic donations tub – not for money but for – plastic bottle caps. Further investigation revealed a local Mexican charity, Angeles en Libertad, wanted said tops to deliver to a recycler outfit in Tepic. In exchange their money would go to sending local adults and kids to Tepic (or GDL) for cancer treatment.
They have their fundraiser Saturday 07 September at Los Arcos, PV.
When the recycling program in Bucerias originally started, they (our collection company) did not want the caps on the bottles, so in addition to everything else Amigos and other amazing volunteers had to do, they removed the tops and put them into a large “bag”, known locally as a Jumbo. And they have stayed there ever since. This industrial sized laundry bag is one meter x one meter x one meter – that’s a lot of tops!
Our recycler man, Francisco says he will now accept bottle tops – but only so long as they are actually on the bottles.
So I asked the various ladies of Angeles en Libertad: – Would you like all our tops?
Yes please, why don’t you bring them along to the fundraiser so we can publicly acknowledge…
No excuse me – we are talking about 1 metre CUBED…
… and that would be how big, more than 2 Mega or Walmart shopping bags…??
– ah, Yes.
After a lot of phone calls and emails, the delightful Naima came along with a short bed pick up truck …it took us almost an hour using buckdets but we scooped all those tops out of the Jumbo and into her pickup (let’s not talk about every species of ants and cockroaches etc running up our arms, eyeww! )
She promised to drive back to PV slowly and carefully so as not to lose too many on the highway… !