Post-consumer Waste Collection in Putumayo

Puerto Asis, Putumayo. November 17, 2021 – To support education about selective waste collection and environmental management systems in Colombia, GeoPark subsidiary la nueva Amerisur took part in the IV Post-consumer Waste Drive in Putumayo, led by Corpoamazonia, the Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Southern Amazon.

This year the drive was supported by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, private sector companies and other entities that collected items such as lighting waste, batteries, agricultural packaging, veterinary drugs, and computers and accessories.

Collections took place during the last week of September and the first week of October in several municipalities of the department, and more than 30 tons of waste were collected and properly disposed of.

Through the project, we reiterated our commitment to environmental protection by supporting the reduction of impacts caused by inadequate waste disposal.