We’ve previously written about the fragility of recycling cooperatives, always on the cusp of economic insolvency because of equipment breakdowns, or fires, or market fluctuations in the price of recyclables, or family illnesses, even sabotage – and the list goes on. We never, however, anticipated robbery as something to be concerned about. Until now, that is. This week, Cooperativa Nueva Mente was the victim of two major robberies – one of them armed – of equipment and cash. We’re still evaluating the extent of the disruption.
The press release (in Spanish) is here: Comunicado Prensa Robo Comando3 7-6-2012