March 28, 2021
The RePLAST-OECS Project has initiated the redemption of rewards component of the project. With the operation of the RePLAST Collection Points (RCPs) underway in a number of communities in Saint Lucia, a record amount of plastic bottles have been brought in for recycling and points assigned to customer reward cards. Now customers can use these points to redeem products or discounts from participating retailers.
March 6, 2021
The RePLAST-OECS Project launches the RePLAST Recycling Collection Point (RCP) in Laborie, Saint Lucia, on March 6, 2021. The launch was a success with hundreds of pounds of plastic bottles received for recycling on the first day!READ MORE
February 27, 2021
Gros Islet Parliamentary Representative, Lenard Montoute commends the Gros Islet Constituency Council on the successful operation of the second RePLAST Collection Point (RCP). The RePLAST-OECS Pilot Plastic Recycling Project opened its first RCP in Gros Islet Saint Lucia, on January 16th, 2021. Delays due to Covid-19 saw the second operation pushed to February 27th. A total of 1,936 pounds of plastic bottles were received for recycling after the two days of collection.
February 19, 2021
On February 19th 2021, 50 students from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) joined in on a virtual learning forum that included zoom presentations and a Q&A session for their school-based assessments! Ronald Roach our Waste Management Specialist was joined by Justin Sealy, General Manager of the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority; and Jeanel Volney-Albert of the Department of Sustainable Development. We had some interesting, thought-provoking questions and discussion with the students.
January 16, 2021
The RePLAST-OECS Project opened its first RePLAST Recycling Collection Point (RCP) in Gros Islet Saint Lucia, on January 16th, 2021. The launch was a success with over 974 pounds of plastic bottles received for recycling on the first day!
October 10, 2020
The RePLAST OECS project conducted training in Saint Lucia, on October 24th 2020 for close to eighty community, volunteers from Gros Islet and environs, Castries, Vieux Fort and Laborie.
The training was facilitated by Mrs. Geraldine Lendor-Gabriel, a Business Development Consultant and former General Manager of the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority.
The activity served as an orientation, and will be followed by more hands-on training on the ground, when the RePLAST Collection Points (RCPs) go into operation.
October 10, 2020
Thomas Chollet, Managing Director of UNITE Caribbean Ltd., the implementing partner of the RePLAST-OECS project, gives an overview of the project, its goals and latest achievements, during the preview of our incentivised recycling collection system on August 6th 2020. About RePLAST-OECS RePLAST-OECS is a Pilot Plastic Waste Recycling project in the OECS. It is a two-year initiative being implemented by UNITE Caribbean Ltd., a pan-Caribbean technical assistance and sustainable development partner.
Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), highlights that we are all responsible - whether at the private sector level, civil society, government or individual level - we must all embrace a circular economy solution to plastic pollution.
Honourable Herod Stanislas, Minister for Physical Planning, speaks on the alignment of the RePLAST-OECS Project with the goals of the Government of Saint Lucia and the move to more sustainable alternatives for a clean and healthy environment.
June 20, 2020
Working with local recyclers, the RePLAST‒OECS Project dispatched a second experimental shipment of plastic waste. In this video news release, a 2nd 40 foot container of baled PET bottles brought the export tally in two months to approximately 26,000 pounds (lbs). This exported plastic waste would normally be disposed of and as a result has increased the life of the Deglos Landfill.
In May 2020, the RePLAST-OECS Pilot Plastic Recycling Project achieved an important export flow milestone, with the shipment of the first experimental shipment from Saint Lucia
RePLAST-OECS Project Introductory Video
Working with local recyclers, the RePLAST‒OECS Project dispatched a second experimental shipment of plastic waste.
Plastic Ocean RePLAST PSA
Plastic Ocean RePLAST PSA
RePLAST-OECS Jingle Video
RePLAST OECS Jingle Video produced by renowned Saint Lucian artists Ronald 'Boo' Hinkson and Ignatius 'Invader' Tisin.
RePLAST Project Flyer
Creating a Sustainable Economy in the Caribbean Region
Mrs. Barbara Jacobs-Small
Public Relations Consultant