Turning waste into renewable energy sources

Turning waste into renewable energy sources

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Volunteers are working with marginalised communities in Argentina to turn recycled materials into solar power stations. It is hoped this will empower people to harness solar energy in a South American nation that has enough renewable sources to give it enormous potential. Volunteers in Argentina are helping marginalised communities recycle used materials to generate sustainable energy. Workers from the Argentine NGO Sumando Energias built a solar panel in just two hours for an impoverished family in Garin, a town 40 kilometres north of the capital Buenos Aires. Under heavy rain, the 40 volunteers brought leftover soda cans, plastic bottles and milk cartons to recycle. Aged between 20 to 50 years old, they joined forces in the back yard of one family’s house.