The RePLAST‒OECS 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.
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, and your friends to “Be a Hero” through proper waste management practices in an effort to be good custodians of our environment.
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. RCP locations will be announced in a subsequent project update.
The RePLAST‒OECS Project will be collecting PET bottles and HDPE containers.
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
PET is a form of polyester (just like the clothing fabric). It is extruded or molded into plastic bottles and containers for packaging foods and beverages, personal care products, and many other consumer products.
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
HDPE 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. Theses plastic bottles are also available in white and a variety of colours.
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.
Cnr McVane & Charles Rd
Sans Souci, Castries, Saint Lucia