Green Love (Green Love)

Green Love is a waste management initiative. It operates as an intermediary, collecting classified materials for their final proper disposal through recycling. Once segregated and consolidated, the waste is delivered to different recycling plants, where it is used as raw materials to make new products. We offer a practical solution to the problem of waste disposal while helping reduce the environmental impact these wastes can have. By recycling, we reduce the quantity of waste that is burned in incinerators, winds up in bodies of water, or is deposited in dumps, increasing their useful life. Thus, we are contributing to the saving of natural resources such as wood, water and energy.

General Information

The Team

Management Team:

Lorna Aquino, Executive Director
Angela Volquez, Operations Manager

Board Members:

Anselmo Aquino, Manager (tomenca@gmail.com)
Lorna Aquino, Executive Director (la.green.love@hotmail.com)
Antonelly Aquino
Lletty Aquino
Carlos Jose Aquino
Jacobo Aquino
Pura Osorio

Contact Information

Contact Person

  • Name: Lorna Aquino
  • Position: Executive Director
  • Telephone: T. (829) 256 -5683, C. (809) 850-6073
  • Email: la.green.love@hotmail.com

Operation

  • Type of Organization: Private Company
  • International Affiliations:
  • Years of Operation: 7
  • Number of Employees: 9
  • Number of Members: N/A
  • Number of Volunteers:

    Sporadic

  • Sources of Funding:

    Income from operations

    Private sponsorships

    We count on referrals from organizations like: The Embassy of Great Britain, Bancamerica, British American Tobacco, Centro Cultural Brasil-Republica Dominicana, Dream Clean Store by Doncella, Industrias Metálicas Caribe, S.R.L., MG Public Relations, Embassy of Canada, U.S. Mission in the Dominican Republic, Orgánica, Teorema, Tomenca, The Coca Cola Company and the Municipality of the National District of the Dominican Republic.

  • Products/Services:

    Collection of non dangerous solid waste
    Dominicana Recicla

  • Total Income:
  • Total Expenses:

Primary Programs and Projects

Collection and disposal of solid, non-dangerous waste.

Dominicana Recicla: A project that seeks to help create a consciousness and increase awareness in educational centers about the importance of the proper management of waste that is produced daily. This program is led by Green Love, with the help and collaboration of the Coca-Cola Company and Bepensa, the bottler of the company in the Dominican Republic. The program works with the entire educational community (students, staff, administrators and the families of the students). The program includes lectures and training in order to increase the awareness in these educational communities about the topic of recycling and its impact on the environment. Subsequently, training is provided about the proper way to classify and collect waste.

Informal Recyclers Network: the incorporation of informal recyclers into the economic network of recycling.

Collection Centers: the installation and management of recycling centers in Santo Domingo, with the sponsorship of Tetra Pak Dominicana.

Eco-Crédito: A new Green Love program in collaboration with the Organica store, that tries to involve a larger number of citizens in the correct classification and disposition of waste that they generate.

Bases:
– To deliver recyclables in the optimal classification conditions to the participating collection centers.
– Wastes that are valid to obtain credit are: paper, platic and tetra pack containers.
– Each type of material must be delivered in separate sacks or bags (that are for sale in the collection center)
– Paper: newspaper, office paper, notebooks, books, magazines, telephone books. 
– Plastic: PET plastic drink bottles and HDPE gallons, pounds of liquid and smashed content
Tetra Pak Containers: free of liquid and smashed
– a credit will be received of RD$ for each kilo of delivered recyclable materials
– The credit may be used the day following its emission.
– To cash in a credit, the receipt must be presented in the participating establishment

Participating Collection Centers:
– Galeria 360 in the loading area, every Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Participating Establishments:
 All of the Organica stores

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  • Greenlove is a company that offers waste management and recycling services in Santo Domingo.

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  • Green Love has contributed to the formation of a culture of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) in Santo Domingo.
    Its recycling collection service i . . .s very efficient and reliable.
    Green Love has turned various businesses, churches and schools into community recycling centers.

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  • Green Love should continuing forming recycling collection centers in the private sector.
    More strategic alliances would be very useful to Green Love s . . .o it could expand its operations.

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