Thank you for your interest in the
RePLAST-OECS Pilot Plastic Recycling Project
The RePLAST Pilot Plastic Recycling Project is being implemented by UNITE Caribbean, a pan-Caribbean technical assistance and sustainable development partner headquartered both in Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia. As a Caribbean, development cooperation consulting firm, UNITE Caribbean supports the social and economic development of Caribbean territories through regional technical cooperation.
For more information visit : www.Unite-Caribbean.com
The RePLAST-OECS Project aims to support the collection of plastic in Saint Lucia in select Communities, Institutions (Schools) and the Private Sector (Hotels). There will be RePLAST Collection Points (RCPs) in select communities where persons can bring in plastic bottles. The community collection will be undertaken through a non-monetary incentive scheme. Once registered a rewards card will be issued and points will be earned in exchange for plastic bottles returned. These points will be redeemable at RePLAST Business Partners.
The RePLAST-OECS Project will be collecting PET and HDPE beverage containers.
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), is a form of polyester (just like the clothing fabric). It is extruded or moulded into plastic bottles and containers for packaging foods and beverages, personal care products, and many other consumer products.
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) plastic bottles offer a mildly stiff impact resistant bottle, with a great moisture barrier. The HDPE plastic bottles are available in multiple shapes and sizes. These plastic bottles are also available in white and a variety of colours.
A Hero is someone who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities, a champion or advocate for a cause. The entire world including Caribbean territories are having difficulty managing plastic waste. The RePLAST-OECS Project encourages you, your family, your friends to “Be a Hero” through proper waste management practices in an effort to be good custodians of our environment.
Be a Hero: Reuse and Recycle Plastics!
The plastic collected is transferred to local recyclers for processing and preparation for export to a Recycling Facility in the Caribbean. The RePLAST-OECS Project aims to create a sustainable supply chain and economic model in collaboration with local recyclers.
Points are awarded:
Points are calculated per pound of plastic bottles received.
For each pound of plastic bottles you will receive 375 points.
RePLAST-OECS is keen to partner with local, regional and international organisations with the common goal of recycling and environmental conservation. Indicate your interest via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your NIC number is a unique identifier and is used to ensure that other persons are not able to use your RePLAST rewards card.
Your card can be collected at the next operation of the RePLAST Collection Point (RCP). Your card can be collected from any RCP, however you may select the one that is located nearest you. Your card can be collected at the registration zone once our volunteers verify your information. Please walk with a valid form of ID in order to collect your card.
Report it at the RCP and a new one will be issued with a new number. Both the number on the lost card and the number on your new will be retained in the system as yours to ensure no one can use your lost card.