Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and plastic pollution is one of the biggest dangers to our flora and fauna.
Refill Ecuador – protecting the Galapagos
It is estimated that in Ecuador, people consume more than one billion single-use plastic bottles every year. Thirty-three percent of the single-use plastic bottles end up in the Galapagos Islands, endangering the unique and valuable species present. Similar to the Galapagos, there are many more green spots in Ecuador endangered by the increasing plastic pollution. Therefore, our main motivation to work on prevention projects is to save our ecosystems and the local communities surrounding them. We aim to change consumers’ behavior and generate a real impact in the reduction of plastic pollution.
If you’re looking to start a Refill Scheme, we’ve got a guide to help you get started.
WHO IS BEHIND THE sCHEME?
In order to fight the problem of plastic pollution, Circular Foundation has engaged with projects and allies that work in the reduction of plastic pollution. Hence, Circular is implementing Refill in Ecuador in order to help combat unnecessary plastic packaging and to help maintain our incredible ecosystems.
We are consolidating our Refill stations network, starting in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. So far, we have 15 Refill stations planned and many more will come! Similar to other countries, we are working closely with universities and students. Although the current situation is quite different, the commitment of the youth is there to help! We are planning to officially launch the Refill project in February.