Mazatlan’s Pesca Azteca recycling as a sustainable business model


Mazatlán, Sinaloa. When our planet shows symptoms of fatigue as a result of the excessive use, consumption, and deterioration of natural resources, it is important to look at the proposals of the famous R’s, and adopt them in our daily lives, why not It is only necessary, if not urgent, to act with environmental awareness?

Practices to take care of natural resources and the planet itself has expanded since the initiative emerged in Texas, United States, in 1994, but as of 2005, it is highlighted every May 17, International Recycling Day, after being proclaimed this commemorative date by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

At Pesca Azteca, they operate with the commitment to care for and protect the environment as an integral part of business development. That is why the company has initiatives that are part of an environmental project aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), these initiatives have had the following results:

  • In 2019, the company implemented recycling projects to reuse materials that were previously made available as solid waste, such as disused nets, ropes, and ropes from its fishing work. As a result, 8 tons of rope were turned into garbage cans.
  • During 2020, 950,980 kg of special handling waste were sent to recycling or reused in other processes. This represents an increase of 21% compared to 2019. 32% of Pesca Azteca’s hazardous waste is sent for recycling.
  • In 2020, 32,612.45 kg of disused lines were donated that were used for the research of environmentally friendly chemical reagents that allow the correct use of waste.

Hand in hand with their value partners, they have managed to streamline the process of collecting, separating and transporting donated waste, which allows for proper traceability of the process.

On the other hand, thanks to this recycling project, machinery has been created to process the delivered material.

For more than 5 years, Pesca Azteca and other socially responsible companies have organized Electronic Recycling, which aims to promote recycling and the preservation of the environment, through the donation of electronic devices that no longer work and are polluting.

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The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals propose meeting the needs of present generations without compromising the possibilities of future generations. The daily adoption of sustainable models and practices in all areas of private and public life are ways to achieve this goal.

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