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January 16, 2021

RePLAST-OECS Launches the First RePLAST Collection Point (RCP)!

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

RePLAST-OECS Trains Close to 80 Volunteers

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.

August 2020

Overview of RePLAST-OECS Pilot Plastic Recycling Project

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.

August 2020

We Are All Responsible For Plastic Pollution

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.

August 2020

Government of Saint Lucia Committed to Reducing 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

RePLAST-OECS records 2nd Experimental Shipment of Plastic Waste from Saint Lucia

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.

May 2020

RePLAST-OECS records 1st Experimental Shipment of Plastic Waste from Saint Lucia

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 Collection Points Launches
January 2021