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Lima, Peru

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PERU

MARCANDO LA DIFERENCIA EN ÁFRICA CENTRAL

ABOUT LIMA

With a population of almost 9 million inhabitants Lima is one of the largest cities of South America. Overlooking the Pacific, Lima was once one of the most important cities for the Spanish conquerors, capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. The spot where the city lays in the Rímac valley already was names Limaq in the original Quechua language before Pizarro conquered the city in 1532. Many of the current tourist attractions date to those Spanish times, and in 1988 the cities historic centre was declared a UNESCO world heritage site. With a metropolitan population of over 9.5 million people Lima is facing many environmental challenges, one of them being waste management.

We are fortunate to work with a great local NGO in Lima that advocates for sustainable community practices and better waste management: LOOP

LOCAL GOALS
Reduction of plastic garbage • Circular economy practices for waste management • Increase decent and sustainable jobs • Increase community education on the management of plastic and circular waste.
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LOCAL PARTNER

L.O.O.P. cares for the oceans by inspiring organizations and individuals to adopt a mindful lifestyle. Founded in 2011, it is a Peruvian social enterprise led by women raising awareness about plastic pollution. With their corporate volunteering services they transform companies and fund social campaigns taking action against pollution.

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HAZla Clean up in Lima

OUR PROJECTS

In partnership with L.O.O.P.

HAZla por tu playa

HAZla is an annual cleaning campaign in Lima and throughout Peru. It has managed to generate concrete actions in addition to creating awareness and informing the public and private sectors. With the data collected L.O.O.P. has been able to inform lawmakers and transform companies to stop plastic at its source.  

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Plastic Oceans International is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, founded and existing under the laws of California (Federal Tax ID #81-3778043). We are dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.

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