Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd. is stepping up efforts to advance recycling efforts on the island

Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd.  is stepping up efforts to advance recycling efforts on the island

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Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd., Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturer and manufacturer of sustainable beverages, is committed to continuing its partnership with REPLAST.

The company, along with its Coca Cola and Piton Malta brands, on Thursday, May 12, announced an investment of ninety-five thousand three hundred dollars ($95,300.00) for the continuation of the recycling program, during a a check deposit at its commercial office in Union, Castries.

This investment will facilitate Phase 3 of the project for the period May to August 2022, to ensure the continued operations of the REPLAST Collection Points (RPCs) in the Northern and Southern Districts.

In the absence of a sustainable plastic drop-off system on the island, REPLAST, a project to encourage the collection and recycling of plastic waste in Saint Lucia, continues to fill the void.

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Nonetheless, Heineken Saint Lucia continues to engage government and other industry players on the design of an appropriate system.

To date, REPLAST has collected over one hundred and twenty-nine thousand pounds (129,000 pounds) of PET plastic bottles, which have been further disrupted at recycling plants in the Caribbean.

General Affairs Manager at Heineken Saint Lucia, Ms. Louise Victor, said Thursday that “this ongoing partnership is how our company raises the bar in our ambition to care for the planet. Our commitment to Brewing a Better World includes our ambition to maximize the circularity of our products and give a second life to our input and output materials. We believe that a circular approach will enable more efficient use of resources, have significant environmental benefits and provide new business opportunities for the communities in which we operate.

On April 22, one of the company’s main brands, Piton Malta, announced its support for REPLAST.

The Category Manager for Piton Malta, Ms Fern Wilson-Jean, also commented adding “over the years Piton Malta has maximized the circularity of its glass bottles and we intend to achieve the same with the new type of beverage packaging in the plastic bottle. The brands’ partnership with REPLAST for this new phase of the project is a demonstration of our commitment to remain proactive in finding and creating sustainable solutions within the supply chain. From May 21, consumers can also play their part by dropping off their Piton Malta plastic bottles for recycling at REPLAST collection points.

Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd will continue to support REPLAST Collection sites beginning May 21 and beyond at Rodney Heights Aquatic Centre, Gros Islet or Constitution Park Castries and Citrus Grove, Laborie.

To keep up to date with the REPLAST collection point schedule, visit REPLAST OECS on Facebook and Instagram.

Source: Heineken Saint Lucia Ltd. Banner photo: Photo of LR Louise Victor and Fern Wilson-Jean of Heineken Saint Lucia with McAllister Hunte of Unite Caribbean Ltd.

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