Las Damas Unidas de Agua Buena de Coto Brus
In 2007, the volunteer group Coalición Reciclaje and the Costa Rican NGO Asociación Terra Nostra, united their efforts to co-develop an original initiative that marries art, recycling, environmental education and gender equality.

Born of the need to generate alternative sources of revenue to strengthen community recycling in rural areas, organized groups of women - those most often responsible for rural recycling - are trained in making this eco-jewelry, using only materials commonly found in recycling centers: pull-tabs from discarded beverage cans woven with fabric remnants. 

Re-sell RecyclArt

A network of production centers was established in early 2008, to which was added a national network of points-of-sale that offer the articles made by these women recyclers: necklaces, bracelets, earrings and belts, handbags. “RecyclArt, Crafts for the Environment” is the name of the line of accessories, as well as the environmental education project that oversees the production, and national and international marketing.

You can help by becoming a re-seller of RecyclArt eco-jewelry. Please contact:

(506) 2232-3295