EcoAlberto, a Mexican amusement park offers a simulated illegal border crossing to guests.
For $20 visitors can participate in a four-hour mock border crossing, complete with fake border control officers, smugglers, dogs, sirens, and chases. People who get caught while doing the mock crossing aren’t imprisoned but they can be punished with “a few bruises and a little discomfort.”
The experience is meant to deter Mexicans for attempting the trip in real life.
“Mexico City is encouraging citizens to trade recyclable materials for fresh food. The Mercado de Trueque market accepts glass, paper, cardboard, aluminium cans and PET plastic bottles, and returns green points which are redeemable for agricultural products grown in and around Mexico City.”
Luis Duarte’s recycling company is moving into a bleak market: Virtually no one recycles in Mexico. But that also means opportunity. There’s a lot of cash to be made mining raw materials from other people’s waste.
Luis Duarte wants to make sure Mexico is clean and liveable for his young son. That’s why he started YoReciclo (Spanish for “I recycle”). The country has a paltry recycling rate of just 3.3%, and his company is designed to change that by educating people about the importance of recycling and then collect, sort, and clean the waste (which they then sell).