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La Casa de Wanda

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Wanda’s House is an interactive space where visitors can learn through educational experiences. With this center, Marea Verde seeks to strengthen its educational component to raise awareness among the population about how to mitigate solid waste pollution in Panama’s rivers and coasts. La Casa de Wanda aims to educate visitors about the problem of pollution […]

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Reciclar EsCultura

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Reciclar EsCultura was the first national sculpture competition made from garbage collected in rivers, beaches, seas, mangroves and coasts. The main objective was to increase awareness of the impact we have on our natural environment, which we can change with our actions. We received about 200 registrations and finally 52 participants sent their sculptures that […]

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B.o.B: Barrera o Basura (Barrier or Garbage) in the Matías Hernández

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The first river intervention project consisted of the installation of a floating barrier “B.o.B” in the Matías Hernández River to more easily trap and collect the waste that flows down this river and prevent it from reaching the coast and the mangrove. This system has been tested in other countries and was also effective in […]

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Recicletas

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On March 15, 2023, we inaugurated the “Recletas” project in collaboration with the Junta Comunal de Don Bosco and Recicladora Nacional de Panama. The Recicletas are bicycles modified with collection wagons to collect recyclable material from door to door in the homes of the Terremar and Bello Horizonte communities in the township of Don Bosco. […]

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Mangrove recovery

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The project to clean up and recover the mangroves of Costa del Este, Panama City, consisted of collecting the waste accumulated among the mangroves that affect this important ecosystem. Much of this waste comes down from the communities surrounding the middle and upper watershed of the Matías Hernández River and reaches the coast, accumulating with […]

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Bob & Garzón: Contra la Corriente de Basura (Against the current of garbage)

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Bob & Garzón, Contra la Corriente de Basura is a wonderful book that has a very special and necessary purpose for Panama: to raise awareness among the population about the problem of pollution of rivers and seas and to provide information on how to mitigate it through collective actions. It is a beautifully illustrated 48-page […]

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Wanda Diaz Project

Posted by on 17-Jun-2024 in

Meet Wanda Diaz, our water wheel! Wanda is an innovative system, the first in Latin America, that uses hydraulic energy and solar panels to collect and remove solid waste that floats in the river, preventing it from reaching the sea. This flagship project of Marea Verde has 3 main components: research, engineering, environmental awareness and […]

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Wanda Educa

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Wanda Educa is part of the environmental awareness and education program that Marea Verde has been implementing since 2023. The objective of the program is to raise awareness among the educational community regarding the proper management of solid waste through research, information and awareness actions to promote change in consumption patterns and create the habit […]

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Dermar Arat XXI

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The Dermar Arat XXI scarves, which means Marea Verde in the Guna language, were inspired by the renowned Guna molas and their close relationship with terrestrial and marine nature. This collection incorporated a variant on the original designs by depicting plastic waste alongside the traditional elements of the molas. In an artistic way, we were […]

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The Plastic Route

Posted by on 17-Jun-2024 in

We carried out this pilot project to test the functioning of the construction of roads made with a mixture of asphalt and recycled plastic. Approximately 6 metric tons of plastic were needed for every 500 m of road. We carried out a pilot on two roads: one in Vacamonte and the other in Chiriqui. In […]

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