Waste recycling baler and recycling bins
Antigua and Barbuda is a politically stable nation in the West Indies. Littering, overflowing landfills and the burning of garbage are serious problems faced by Antigua and all islands throughout the world.
The Antigua & Barbuda Waste Recycling Corporation (ABWREC) is a project of the Rotary Club of Antigua Sundown, in partnership with the government’s National Solid Waste Management Authority. ABWREC provides collection of recyclable materials, processing, and exportation of recyclables; education and public awareness about recycling, waste reduction and management; tours and demonstrations of the recycling facility; and distribution of recycling bins. In addition to providing the only waste recycling service in the Eastern Caribbean, ABWREC also provides a unique social service in the community by recruiting staff though local drug rehabilitation centers, offering them the chance to re-enter the workforce.
To assist ABWREC with the growing demand for its services, Seacology is providing funding for the purchase of a waste recycling baler and 36 100-gallon recycling bins for distribution to schools and commercial centers.
- June 2011
- According to Antigua Field Representative Mykl Clovis, ABWREC’s new High Density 60-E720 Baler arrived on island on April 11th. The baler is now in the process of being installed at the...
- September 2010
- As of September 2010 field representative Mykl Clovis reports that the baler model that was originally proposed in the project is apparently not as versatile as hoped, and after discussions with...