Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


New recycling initiatives in Costa Rica are demanding Parque de Diversiones to increase participation in its recycling program. This involves properly disposing of cans, bottles, and glass throughout the Parque, as well as paper and cardboard in the offices. In order to achieve this goal, effective methods of increasing participation must be determined to overcome the obstacles of education and implementation. Information to achieve these goals was obtained through interviews of Parque employees and research of aspiring recycling programs. Recommendations to organize recycling practices are made to establish a program that prolongs increased participation.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs