Ministry launches program to minimize plastic waste in Antigua and Barbuda


Citizens and residents turned out in their numbers today to the three designated locations to have their plastic trash turned into cash.

The program which will see participants receiving 20 cents per PET 1 plastic bottle that is turned in will be operational at three locations – adjacent Epicurean Fine Foods & Pharmacy Supermarket on Epicurean Drive, Ebenezer Plaza South Mall and Crab Hole Liquors Cobb’s Cross.

The sites will be operational on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.

All soda and water bottles returned will be processed at ABWREC and exported to a recycling plant in Mexico. They will then be processed by the food-grade recycling plant run by ALPLA, resulting in converting the old bottles back into raw material to be used for new bottles.

It is important to note that for payment to be made on the return of soda and water bottle of code (1) origin, bottles should be clean with no caps, transparent, not dirty or damaged nor containing any liquid.

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