Retroworks de Mexico
- Computer and TV Recycling
In 2006, American Retroworks Inc. has
partnered with a group in Mexico, to bring our methods of job
creation and environmental stewardships to a depressed mining
community. What we found was a group of people eager to create
sustainable environmental careers from an increasing pile of
electronic debris in Mexico's businesses and institutions.
Three Vermont staff have visited the
plant in Mexico, and two foremen have come for on the job training
in Middlebury. The plant in Mexico is co-owned by "Las Chicas
Bravas", a women's collective created to bring jobs to the area, a
"sustainable ranching" reserve (surrounded by mining interests) in
the Sierra Madre, and CCLAC, a digital divide organization in Bisbee
AZ whose leader inspired the partnership.