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Empowering Sustainable Change: Silveira Cutipa’s Journey in Recycling Kitchen Oil for Soap and Detergent Production

5 Novembre 2023

We thank God for the people who use their knowledge and expertise to raise awareness in society. In Bolivia, Silveira Cutipa, a member of the Aymara Indigenous Peoples and a professional chemist, founded the startup Suma Qhana Jabones Kolla. Her journey began while working at the Municipality of El Alto, Bolivia, where she was responsible for quality control of frying oils. It struck her that the regulations on solid waste management mentioned PET or glass bottles, organic and non-organic materials, but this specific type of urban waste was overlooked.