"All life has been sought in natural resources, the means to meet needs in infrastructure." Andres Jose Paz

Intera Soluciones en Plastico

1. No Poverty 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 17. Partnerships for the Goals

Overview

Intera wants to generate a constructive system through the participation of the families of the community, generating value chains in the recycling process that by means of the plastic recovery of the streets, prevent it from being dumped and continue contaminating the environment.

"We contribute positively in the problem of the indiscriminate felling of trees in the field since after recycling; the material is converted into products that replace wood. " Andres Jose Paz

Authors

sandra milena PELAEZ SALAS

sandra milena PELAEZ SALAS

adriana suarez

adriana suarez

didier rojas

didier rojas

School

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Universidad Externado de Colombia

Professor

Gustavo A Yepes López

Gustavo A Yepes López

Innovation

1- We arrive at the bases and do a post-consumer recycling: Collection of wasted plastics that we finally waste at home. The idea is to clean the streets; recover plastic materials; select them well. Plastics are collected 150 to 200 tons per month, which generates finished products for the benefit of the community.

2- Environmental impact Although the products are focused on the agricultural sector, the idea is for this sector to replace wood and apply it to plastic products. Limiting the cutting of trees."the most important thing that is sustainable in time" Andres Jose Paz

"All life has been sought in natural resources, the means to meet needs in infrastructure." Andres Jose Paz

Inspiration

Andrés the owner of Intera through the experience of life in the countryside in his hometown "Popayán" from childhood, he realized that the felling of trees is an unfortunate problem for the environment and that is where he decides to create a substitute to replace the products made in wood. Later in the university they show him the criticality of the recycling system. Andrés: "Waste pickers are in a precarious situation, difficult, with lack of order, do not know about recycling and finally empirically create products and make products from recycling." This is how after leaving university 8 years ago he began to interact with the medium and I created his company. He learned about the subject and created an organized recycling process and put it into operation until this time.

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"Know how to transmit to reach the hearts of people and that people also understand and want to change their way of acting and living" - Andres Jose Paz

Overall impact

Less garbage in the streets, organized work for the marginalized population of recycling in Colombia and the conversion of that recycling into new products that also contribute to the reduction of indiscriminate felling of trees in the world is a great achievement for any economy.

"All life has been sought in natural resources, the means to meet needs in infrastructure." Andrés Paz

Business benefit

This post-consumer recycling that generates new products that are sold to the agroindustrial sector, replacing wood products; generates an economic income that for companies like INTERA allows them to remain in the economy in a sustainable manner and contribute to different sectors of society, generating new economic cycles that leverage the supply chain."The biggest approach that we want to achieve, to transmit this, that people understand, understand, change the chip a bit and that we really grow as a society, that's Important" - Andres Jose Paz.

Social and environmental benefit

The organized collection of garbage and the conversion of plastic material such as bottles that today are the cause of the greatest contamination in the world; It is part of an excellent job that translates the recovery of values and ethics in society. Only those who do a thorough job, can show results that impact the sustainable development of the world in general.

Interview

Andres Jose Paz, Smart Solutions

Andres Jose Paz, Smart Solutions

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Intera Soluciones en Plastico

Intera Soluciones en Plastico

Mosquera, Cundinamarca, CO

Business Website: https://intera.com.co/quienes-somos/

Year Founded: 2009

Number of Employees: 2 to 10

INTERA manufactures solutions in recycled plastic, products of value that in many cases replace the wood coming from illegal logging and excessive deforestation. More than Two thousand (2,000) tons of recycled and processed plastic, have made that Intera is worthy of certifications of environmental management and corporate social responsibility. Products of high and maximum quality for the national and international market.

Multiple plastic solutions for enclosures, road signs and products of transformed value such as: a construction system for school classrooms, temporary shelters, mobile offices, among others.