• RECYCLED COSMETIC CATALOGS

    We use leftovers from catalog production to make our bags.
    The companies in an association provide these catalogs because they can no longer use them.
    Each ton of recycled paper is equivalent to saving between 17 and 19 trees, saving 20,000 liters of water, and avoiding 2.5 cubic meters of landfill occupancy. data are taken from a study conducted in Mexico by Israel Gama on -27 October 2020, from global industries.mx.
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    CHOCOLATE PACKAGING

    These packages are leftovers from chocolate production or have printing errors.
    From the reuse of industrial waste and to contribute to the decrease of the discouraging and current figures of plastic recycling in Mexico, a study showed that only 9 percent of plastics are recycled, 13 percent are incinerated, and 79 percent are discarded in landfills and natural environments, this was pointed out by researchers from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM).
    Since its inception in 2007, this initiative has transformed 152 thousand tons of waste.
  • RECYCLED GLASS

    A sustainable material because it is produced with alternative energies. An ethical and environmentally conscious production.
    In Mexico, according to the latest data from the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), of the more than 2.5 million tons of glass containers that are thrown away annually in the country, only 12% are recycled. Through the project, crystals of all types are produced.
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    CAN TABS

    They are part of a circular economy project where we work with schools to collect the can tops and be a role model for the children. The objective of these projects is to raise awareness among the student community about the impact of environmental pollution through the collection of metal can lids, in order to contribute to the reduction of the ecological footprint. it is also an initiative where the collection of these pieces is rewarded with scholarships or aid to these schools, providing new infrastructure, or donating something in return.
    • Recycled textiles from traditional indigenous women's clothing.

      According to a study carried out by the company in charge of clothing recycling in Mexico, it was established that worldwide, 15% of the textile enters into recycling processes, but the remaining 75% remains in limbo and is a factor for contamination.
      Traditional Mexican clothing is used only for commemorative events. These skirts for example were rarely worn, even though their production requires countless hours of labor!
      this garment is then used for the production of other articles that can be used for other purposes.
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      Leftover cotton from hammock production

      the manufacture of a hammock takes a manual work of between 3 and 10 days depending on the weaving experience of the artisan, sometimes in the cutting or some of the processes are damaged parts that can no longer be used for the manufacture of hammocks, to take advantage of these scraps are reused in the manufacture of the line of shoes, their bright colors, and quality of fabrics make the final product an excellent alternative for reuse.
      These textiles are mixed with unused cotton to achieve the perfect texture for the shoes.
    • Tube from old tires

      Tire tubes generate an accumulation of two million tons of waste per year. This project proves that recycling is not only possible but also produces good quality composite products. Rubber is an element that has a long and costly manufacturing process, and in the search for solutions in waste collection, an effective way was found to contribute to the reuse of these materials that take years to degrade. Its purpose is to recycle end-of-life tires to produce 100% recycled rubber products through a non-polluting mechanical process that separates the components of the tire, such as rubber, steel, and textile fiber, to be reincorporated as raw material in different industrial sectors. We recycle the natural rubber of the tires and achieve attractive products.
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      Waste tires

      The problem of the correct treatment of end-of-life tires is more topical than ever. The three treatment alternatives allow different types of application, however, the production of these elements exceeds these applications and in an effort to contribute and reuse this material, the projects and collaborators of luna viva use them both for the manufacture of some models of handbags and we use soles made from recycled tires. They are comfortable and durable! We are aware that part of the change in the generation of less waste depends solely on the manufacturing industries when it comes to producing new parts.
      • Recycled paper

        With passion and creativity artisans transform this material into beautiful decorative figures. Paper mache is an ancient technique that consists of the use of shredded paper, water, and glue to create figures in Mexico. Any type of paper can be used (magazines, newspapers, toilet paper, etc.). The project “Suenos de carton” is dedicated to recycling paper to continue the Mexican tradition and also contribute to the reuse of waste.
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        Pet plastic bottles

        Mexico's Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has calculated that 9 billion PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles are produced in Mexico each year. Of this total, some 900 million of them contaminate forests and rivers as they are thrown away by those who spend a day in the countryside. although there are already some initiatives for the recycling of bottles in the country, they are not enough for the same one of the projects focuses on the production of elements using both caps and plastic to create artistic elements.
    • Dried Palm leaves

      Palm leaves, when dry, have no additional use, reason why it has become an alternative to make decorative pieces and not simply discard it, it is an element that lasts and can be painted as you like. In this case it is used for the creation of typical mexican jewelry, giving it a special touch and taking advantage of the years of life of this natural element. the jewelry is handmade, woven, painted and assembled by craftswomen.
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      Coffee packaging

      Coffee bags are not only made of plastic but also have metallized PET is an ideal solution for all applications that require preservation of flavor and freshness. It is suitable for many applications in the packaging industry, as well as for technical and industrial applications. It is a resistant material but on the other hand it does not degrade so easily, and already the production of waste and recycling of it is not so easy, we find in this material also the option of making bags and accessories to take advantage and give a useful life time to the material.