KickStarter funds recycling center in Costa Rica


New York Institute of Technology architecture students funded a plant to build a recycling center in Costa Rica, and fund a documentary film about it.  Using KickStarter the students funded their projected.  Costa Rica known for biodiversity, national parks, and a thriving eco-tourism sector, has a severe trash problem; lacking appropriate infrastructure and policies, over sixty percent of the 2,400 tons of waste produced daily are put into open, unregulated dumps and less than ten percent gets recycled. Over 250 tons daily are dumped illegally into rivers and tropical forests.  Costa Rica has one of the richest  jungles in the world.  These jungles are being threatened by the growing trash problem,  polluting ground water, threatening the health of local communities and destroying a fragile ecosystem, whose well-being is of critical importance not only locally but to the planet.