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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Chile

Location: Curacavi

Total Budget: $109,652

Area of Focus: The environment

Curacaví, is a rural commune distant 50 km from the capital Santiago. Both visitors and its inhabitants generate a lot

of waste from plastic containers and cardboard, these must be collected and transferred to the recycling plants in


This plastic and cardboard waste is mostly made up of containers and packaging of various products, which together

make up a large volume, but very little weight, which requires the availability of many trucks for its transfer. Making the

procedure inefficient but the most negative thing is the high carbon footprint it has.

The same thing happens with tree pruning waste, which also has a large volume and little weight, and as it takes time

to collect it, many neighbors opt for the clandestine burning of the branches, causing smoke that travels to other places,

harming the quality of the air many times. sometimes almost unbreathable. It is worth mentioning that the lack of rain in

the winter months plus these clandestine burnings, year after year, further worsen the air quality of the Metropolitan

Region and, therefore, our commune.

Bulky waste (large household waste) must also be treated for subsequent transfer. There is a very high demand, and

the lack of this service generates micro dumps, affecting people's quality of life. With the incorporation of this project,

with the fact of crushing, compacting, and baling, the following would be reduced:

• Transportation to recyclers: in at least 70% of truck trips, they stop emitting the equivalent of tons of carbon, thus

reducing their footprint and contributing to curbing climate change.

• Micro dumps: by 50%, improving the quality of life of nearby neighbors and therefore the entire community, and

without a doubt it is a huge contribution to the care of our planet.

• Bulky waste trips: 75%, thus, the most substantial improvement in recent times in terms of reducing the carbon

footprint of municipal practices. But, in addition, impacting day by day on people who must live exposed to micro


Primary Host Partner

District: 4340

Rotary Club of: Curacaví

Primary Contact: Eduardo Armijo Valdivieso

Email: eduardoarmijo@aim.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5060

Rotary Club of: Kelowna

Primary Contact: Bernd Dinnert

Email: bdinnert@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $44,390
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #234112.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Curacaví (4340)





Kelowna (5060)





Salem Cosmos (2982)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Hitesh Kumar Rathore of the Rotary Club of Salem Cosmos, District 2982.

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