Cleaning Up Mexico City
photo by Rodrigo Cruz via the NY Times
Though many residents dismiss the sculptures, others find them attractive, and, if nothing else, providers of shade in a city of pavement.
In addition to non-profits advocating greater environmental art and awareness, individuals and corporations are generating projects to change the face of Mexico City.
- Luis Duarte started YoReciclo to collect, sort, clean and sell recyclables, which are bountiful given that the city currently only recycles 3.3% of all generated waste.
- Designer Elías Cattan of Taller 13, an architecture firm in Mexico, has proposed a radical urban transformation project for Mexico City that would restore water bodies and create public space.
- Companies like Efecto Verde are designing products to support green rooftops. They provide self-sustaining container boxes for easy rooftop installation that require little to no maintenance.