About: “There are 56 cooperatives made up of around 2,000 chicleros working in an area of 1.3 million hectares of rainforest. They form the Consorcio Chiclero, the coordinating body which manages the production, the logistics, the trade and the finances for the manufacture of gum from the chicozapote tree. They are the creators of Chicza.”
Why We Love Them: At Take Action Films we know that chewing gum is a huge pollution around the world, and anyone who has seen Dark Side of the Chew knows that most of the time the modern gum we chew today is made of plastic. If you’ve seen Dark Side, you are also familiar with Chicza Gum, a cooperative that works with independent chicle farmers who harvest and create the chicle gum which is 100% natural. By supporting Chicza Gum, you are supporting farmers and their families, the rainforests they maintain through their work, and are taking a stand against the mass plastic-gum pollution our world faces.