Every year, the climate change has affected drastically our planet, making that cycles of rains and other factors, have a heavy impact in natural resources just like in agricultural production.
In Guatemala exists a parking more than 2.7 vehicles, which produce a million batteries in disuse approximately, that wrong manipulated may cause that more than 1.2 millions of liters of sulfuric acid be able to contaminate our water sources or contaminate the soil.
To generate environmental awareness in Guatemalan population, was launched the Program, “Friends of the Planet”, which has as principal objective responsible cleaning of environment, avoiding that contaminants highly harmful as lead and sulfuric acid coming into contact with persons.
This program is part of actions that Baretec develops, a Guatemalan company that has experience in the preparation and exportation of batteries of acid-lead in disuse.
The collection of vehicles batteries in Guatemala is beginning to develop, generating jobs and incomes for various families.
Therefore, Friends of the Planet count with a system, in which they collect batteries unused to avoid the contact of these with other persons. Later, Baretec prepares the batteries with all the processes of transboundary movement controls of dangerous waste, and finally are sent out of the country, to one of biggest recyclers of Asia.
The recycled activity has been undertaken several years in Guatemala; for example the picking of glass, paper, carton, plastic, etc, this makes that persons who dedicate in it, be able to have a permanent job.
It is important that the companies and institutions implement this kind of programs, with which make awareness in population of not contaminate environment and at the same time create employment opportunities.