The Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Fundación Galapagos Ecuador an the Local Government of Floreana Island launched a campaign called "Strengthening of the System of Handling Solid Waste". The recycling of solid waste, which has already been successfully implemented in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island and Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island, is of great importance for the inhabited areas of the Galapagos.
During 2010 a diagnosis was made about the handling of solid waste at Floreana Island - the least inhabited of the archipelago- and this was the basis for the implementation of this campaign. Cristina Georgii, Coordinator for Education on Sustainable Development at the CDF, emphasized the importance of the participation of the community in the process of handling solid waste. "Our compromise is the integral restoration of Floreana, with the participation of the community, by providing the necessary tools to strengthen the local capacities, and thus improve the quality of life of its inhabitants".
Veronica Santamaria, representative of Fundacion Galapagos Ecuador, founded by Metropolitan Touring, explained that there will be six new recycling stations, whose main objective is that both the local community and visitors to the island collaborate in the management of solid waste. An important part of this effort are the children; so the students at Amazonas School participated in two puppet shows called "The Three Finches" and "Lucy the Recycler".