WE ARE PART OF THE CYCLE

We reuse silo bags and big bags to create different types of flexible and marketable containers. We work with sewing workshops led by rural women and women in situations of social, economic vulnerability which is often the result of living in rural areas where it is difficult for them to find employment.

THE PROBLEM

THE PROBLEM

There is a problem that affects us all, and it is garbage.
Specifically rural waste. We have observed that in rural establishments, materials such as silo bags, fertilizer bags and big bags, are discarded after use.

For the most part, inadequate practices are used to dispose of these materials, such as open burning, which disperses dioxins and furans into the air, or uncontrolled burying. Or they remain dispersed in the environment, presenting a low percentage of recovery, and contaminating water resources and soil.

THE SOLUTION

THE SOLUTION

To solve this problem, Mare Sustainable was created.
Without the need to go through any technological process, we simply wash and dry the waste bags and we create an infinite number of products.

WE COLLECT
WE PROCESS
WE CREATE

Our

OBJECTIVES

01

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, as well as full and productive employment with decent work for all.

02

Guarantee sustainable consumption and production patterns.

03

Generate a positive environmental impact with comprehensive waste management: reuse and recovery of waste being relevant.

04

Generate a social impact as it encourages job creation.

We are
development

We are part of the solution.
All of themare part of MARE

THE HANDS
BEHIND MARE

We work with decentralized sewing workshops in Nueva Helvecia in Colonia, Cerro Colorado in Florida, Ciudad Rodríguez in San José, Sarandí de Navarro, Paso de los Mellizos, Bellaco and Young in Río Negro and more.

About Me

Hello! I am Andrea Ramagli.

Tireless adventurer. Lover of challenges. Resilient. Born entrepreneur.

Family manager. Mom of Emma and Teo – my greatest joy and challenge.

Graduated from the ORT University with a Bachelor of Communication and Masters in Marketing and Communication Management from the UOC Barcelona.

My purpose in this life is to do everything possible to contribute positively to the world where I live, being empathetic, supportive and fair with the people around me and taking care of the land I inhabit.

know our catalog

SHOP WITH IMPACT

Magna eco Bag L

Bag in white or black, with double reinforced handles, and one exterior pocket.

Materials

Silo bags, strapping and gabardine fabric stamped with screen printing.

Sizes

60x40x30cm

Magna Bag L

Bag in white or black, with double reinforced handles, and one exterior pocket.

Materials

Silo bags, strapping and gabardine fabric stamped with screen printing.

Sizes

60x40x30cm

Magna Bag M

Bag in white or black, with handles, and one exterior pockets.

Materials

Silo bags, strapping and gabardine fabric stamped with screen printing.

Sizes

40x35x20

Magna Bag S

Bag in white or black, with handles, one exterior pockets and one inside.

Materials

Silo bags, strapping and gabardine fabric stamped with screen printing.

Sizes

32x30x14cm

Magna Bag XS

Bag in white or black, with handles, and one exterior pockets.

Materials

Silo bags, strapping and gabardine fabric stamped with screen printing.

Sizes

24x22x10cm

Lunchbox

Lunchbox with thermal insulator. It can be customized with permanente markers.

Materials

Silo bags, nylon zipper and clasp for closure.

Sizes

20x27x15cm

Be part of the sustainable cycle too

OUR IMPACT

+1
months of
activity
+100
kg of reused
plastic
+1
work sources
generated

THEY TRUST US

First National Environment Award Sustainable Uruguay 2023

We received the FIRST NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE URUGUAY ENVIRONMENT AWARD 2023 in the MSME category.

The award was presented by the Minister of the Environment, Robert Bouvier, the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Fernando Mattos, and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Environment, Gerardo Amarilla. Also present were the Vice President of the Republic, Beatriz Argimón, and other national authorities.

This prestigious recognition celebrates the actions of those who work in sustainability as a way to mitigate current environmental problems and promote good practices, generating environmental awareness to impact the present and bequeath a better environment to future generations.

Beneficiaries of ANDE's Circular Opportunities Program

In 2022 we were selected as beneficiaries of the Circular Opportunities call, by resolution of ANDE’s Board of Directors, following the recommendations of the Evaluation Committee. ⁠

Recognition

Kenn S George Fund

We received recognition from the Kenn S George Fund in 2021. It is a combined project between the Catholic University of Uruguay and the Kenn S. George Fund for Entrepreneurship. The project invites entrepreneurs and ventures from small and medium-sized companies to validate their business proposals. The objectives of the Fund is to encourage entrepreneurs in our country to develop their
entrepreneurial skills, sensitize them on the subject of small businesses, increase their knowledge base as well as strengthen their validation capabilities and contribute to the viability of project ideas.

Swiss Community in Uruguay

On April 21, 2022, MARE signed a collaboration agreement with the Swiss Embassy, the Municipality of Nueva Helvecia, the Rural Development Society of Colonia Suiza, and the Nueva Helvecia Shelter Social Center, in Nueva Helvecia.

It was framed within the REIintegra program, an initiative that provides, through public-private alliances,the opportunity to generate alternatives and provide solutions to problems such as the lack of employment in certain vulnerable segments of the population. The particular focus is on reducing inequalities of gender.

To this end, the Swiss Embassy donated sewing machines that will be used to train and employ seamstresses in the area, so that they can produce for MARE. Thus reusing rural waste in the area.