Faculty Advisor

Addison, William A.

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton


The Centro de Investigaciones en Contaminacion Ambiental (CICA) is a Costa Rican environmental organization. CICA wished to research the possibilities for the collection and recycling of Tetra Pak containers, including investigation of possible technological and economic factors involved in establishing a recycling company. The project team has gathered information on current Tetra Pak recycling systems around the world including their processes, impacts, benefits and government policies. We used interviews and surveys to learn more about Costa Rican opinion on knowledge of recycling and current recycling systems and available technology. After analyzing the data we made recommendations for a Tetra Pak recycling system that best suits Costa Rica.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs