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WATCH: Plastic Waste Recycling Plant Opens In Saint Lucia


Saint Lucia takes another critical step in managing its plastic waste. A first-of-its-kind facility has officially opened on the island, equipped to recycle the most commonly used plastics.

Details in this report from the Department of Sustainable Development.

SOURCE: Department of Sustainable Development


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  1. I am not impressed. Here is why. The whole world is moving away from plastics with good reason. It is not healthy for you or the environment. It is carcinogenic. Meaning it causes cancer in mammals. Companies have used Africa as a dumping ground for plastic waste for many years. The Africans have resisted. And now they turning to the Caribbean. Those little plastic bits that are in the picture are especially dangerous. You cant digest them and wildlife will eat them and that will put them in danger. Also breathing in those small particles is dangerous for your health. St Lucia and any other Caribbean island is not a dumping ground for industrial waste and can’t be. Be careful of those who come bearing gifts. Not all gifts should be entertained. I will not be buying plastic chairs but will look to Choiseul for affordable woven chairs that are better for the environment and much healthier for me and you to be around. The level of ignorance and desperation in that government is a sight to behold! Sah zot ni pooh faire zot paka faire pwes! Pwen La jan Taiwan ek fait marjee! chabay plastic zot lah Sah lop!

  2. FINALLY!!!
    Now I can do my “happy dance”.
    BUT ….
    What about machinery maintenance (this never seems to be discussed, until a part needs replacing – then everything grinds to a halt).
    Will the St Lucian ARTISTIC and ENGINEERING COMMUNITY be involved in designing, creating and producing some of the commodities needed – not only by hoteliers, restaurants, but by households as well?
    Lots of burning questions regarding “sustainability” in all its facets.

  3. I applaud Mr lynch on this… always had that go getta attitude. Now why couldn’t solid waste aka govt not the ones doing this? Solid waste sleeping on them!

  4. Thanks Ruff, I hear you and concur!,, St Lucia should prevent small and medium size water bottles from entering this country!,, you see blue water bottles everywhere in the sea,mangroves , rivers , all over the beaches and Forrest’s everywhere … remove the allowance from the big companies on island and imported onto island for the sake of our future generations now! As Well stop with the importations of Garbage Plastic bags we see all over the streets filled with gutter debrisfor weeks months still behind computer world smph find recyclable Plastic bags for US the PEOPLE and the rest of the world, Our ocean is connected to ALL OCEANS!!!

  5. @ Ruff I totally agree with what this person said although I didn’t understand the patios end of the text while I speak more patios than English I only read or write in English but a very good or intelligent comment or thoughts I have always said they should ban single use plastics
    I remember in the 1990s when they was built that Bryden warehouse in bios d orange next to Suzuki afer finished excavating the foundation of that bridge the contractor at that time Charles and Jules me dredge the river up to C O Williams entrance and to see the amount of plastics waste line up inside the river bed and that was 30 plus years ago so I can imagine now what it would look like today


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