On Jan. 10th, 2015 trash and paper recycling bins on cerro Bellavista, Valparaiso were installed. A public – private initiative to improve maintenance on Bellavista hill, and a first step towards garbage reycling. In this pilot phase only paper is recycled, hopefully soon also containers will be added for plastic and glass.
Some months ago the Municipality of Valparaiso placed baskets on various Plazas in town to leave plastic bottles. And on yet different spots glass containers can be found, more practical and effective would be to create single drop off locations for glass, paper, plastic, metal, organics, etc.
Anyhow, a positive and necessary step towards sustainable development, the important thing to do now is to educate and start recycling.
Famous Dutch travel program “3 op reis” by BNN (Bart News Network) is currently in Chile (January 2015). Tonight a special edition on the city of Valparaiso will be broadcasted on Dutch television.
With a new and refreshing approach, this program is always on top of travel trends. For every destination a must see for young and adventurous travelers: where to go, what to do, adventure and sports, good food and great accommodation, never a dull moment in Valparaiso!