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RePLAST-OECS Plastic Recycling Project

The RePLAST‒OECS Project is funded primarily by the Republic of France in partnership with the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL), the Public and Private Sector and Civil Society.

The RePLAST-OECS Pilot Plastic Recycling Project launched in May 2019, is a two-year public-private initiative, being implemented by UNITE Caribbean and is aimed at setting-up an incentivized plastic waste collection and recycling scheme. The plastic collected will be exported to a recycling plant in the Caribbean promoting a circular economy model. The first pilot country is Saint Lucia with subsequent replication in the OECS countries.

RePLAST‒OECS Project Experimental Shipment 2020

Plastic Export Flow

To date, the RePLAST‒OECS Project has facilitated an experimental shipment working with local recyclers. This included two 40 foot containers of baled PET bottles of approximately 26,000 pounds (lbs). This exported plastic waste would normally be disposed of and as a result has increased the life of the Landfill.

Over 26,000 POUNDS of plastic diverted from Deglos Landfill and exported from Saint Lucia :

26,000