Plaza Extra Tutu Plastic Recycling Campaign

Please be advised that the Environmental Association St.Thomas St.John (EAST) and other community organizations including the Green Team, the VI Conservation Society, We Grow Food Inc. and Mendez Recycling will be postponing our collection of single use plastics and aluminum cans on Saturday mornings at Plaza Extra Tutu until further notice.

We wish to thank Plaza Extra for their commitment and support of our efforts to recycle in the VI, we could not do this without them.

Special thanks to our volunteers for helping us recycle over 100 tons of plastic and 30 tons of aluminum cans which since our inception in September 2018, did not end up in our overburdened landfill.

Please do your part and reduce your use of single use plastics and we look forward seeing our committed volunteers again  and users  of the program as soon as conditions change regarding crowd spacing and the related CONVID-19 health concerns.

Hopefully the government of the Virgin Islands will have a similar recycling and waste reduction program in place before the restart of the program.

Be healthy, safe and please reduce your dependency on single use plastics as much as possible!


This is a joint, trial based every 3 months, pilot program continuing to May 2020 in partnership with Plaza Extra and committed volunteers like you!

Please be a volunteer or circulate electronically this volunteer poster and help us spread the word for the need of recycling volunteers!
Please contact Ashely at ashleypom@gmail.com to see how you can become a Saturday volunteer, we need you! Without volunteers like you this trial program can not continue.
 
Hours of operation are only on Saturday from 8 am to noon at the store’s designated site, under the tent.
 
Please use this symbol sorting guide prior to dropping off, NO  # 3, # 6 or # 7 plastics,
 
No lids or bottle caps on the items. You can place them in the bag but not on the items.
 
Containers must be empty, clean and/ or rinsed.
 
Use a clear ( preferred) or white bag to place the items in prior to dropping off your sorted plastics.
 
Thank you Plaza Extra, Tutu for ensuring that these sorted plastic items are then crushed then sent off island to be recycled, your generosity to the community is greatly appreciated! 
 
 

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