Over 700 kilogrammes of plastic and glas bottles and other material was collected by URP Tobago for recycling over a six-month period.
In a statement, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment (DIQE) said over six months, members of the East Women’s Programme and Environment Programme, URP, Tobago, amassed substantial recyclables for processing at the recently commissioned Tobago Recycling Resource Initiative (TRRI) plant.
The Division said over 750 kilos or 758 bags of material, including plastic bottles, metal cans, tetra packs, glass bottles, newspaper, and cardboard, were recovered from drains, watercourses, and some homeowners.
The Division said it is committed to doing its part to make Tobago a ‘0% waste to landfill Island by 2025’.
The Division said not only is URP driving retrieval in the East, but the teams have also collected waste disposal data from residents from the northern and eastern parts of the island.
The Division said a total of 1,217 waste characterization forms were collected – the Division said this information will be used to inform policy and strategy.
The Division said a team of 21 participants also took part at the plant in sorting, crushing, and baling, and learning different aspects of the industry.