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#519140 - 11/20/16 05:58 AM SPTC to implement new recycling program
Marty Offline
In order to properly address the on-going garbage crisis across Ambergris Caye, Mayor Daniel Guerrero is hoping to increase cleaning efforts by putting forth a new recycling program. Paper, glass bottles, Styrofoam, and plastic are not only unappealing, but they contribute to environmental and marine pollution, vector borne diseases, and various health hazards.

According to Mayor Guerrero, San Pedro needs to ‘clean up’ their act urgently. “San Pedro is Belize’s leading tourist destination, and we are trying to maintain that. We want to implement this recycling program so that the town is clean, attractive, tropical and friendly,” said Mayor Guerrero.

Although San Pedro does not have recycling bins, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) is looking to invest in purchasing these bins to reduce trash. The idea is for residents and visitors to place their recyclable items (paper, aluminum tin, and plastic) in separate bins around public areas.

Mayor Guerrero also told The San Pedro Sun that he is looking to emphasize glass bottle recycling. He wants to give glass jars, empty soft drinks, liquor and wine bottles a second life. He stated that the SPTC will be giving out incentives. “This program will be an asset to the community, especially to the underprivileged. The SPTC will pay you for your glass, and this might encourage students to collect glass bottles to be sold. I plan to move forward with these recycling programs, and develop scholarships for students,” said Mayor Guerrero.

Mayor Guerrero believes recycling glass has many benefits. He is planning to implement a process that will refine recycled glass into two different sizes, and one will be used as sand to build roads, while the other could be used for adornment. He hopes by implementing these tactics, the region will benefit both economically and environmentally. Mayor Guerrero hopes that San Pedro can become an example to other similar municipalities and create a case study that proves that recycling should be a priority in Belize.

San Pedro Sun

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#519143 - 11/20/16 06:28 AM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Fantastic. It's time!

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#519148 - 11/20/16 07:53 AM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: Marty]
JaHo Offline
Such good news! While I appreciate the idea of incentives for glass recycling, plastic and styrofoam are equally, if not more important, to collect for the beatification and health concerns of the island, IMHO.

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#519151 - 11/20/16 08:53 AM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Earths Oceans Foundation will soon begin recycling plastics, including the icky stuff from beach.

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#519152 - 11/20/16 08:58 AM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: Diane Campbell]
JaHo Offline
More good news!
Thanks!

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#519157 - 11/20/16 02:59 PM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
This is very good news. Can not come too soon.
Someone who want to move here and start a business should investigate turning plasticbottles, etc. into usable plastic. I am so tired of everything RUSTING. As much as I hate plastic, since we have it why not make use of it? I would especially like hard clear/white plastic hinges. What else could we replace?


Edited by ScubaLdy (11/20/16 03:00 PM)
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#519163 - 11/21/16 07:20 AM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: ScubaLdy]
JaHo Offline
My husband was interested in paying folks to turn in plastic bottles (would clean up our roads and beaches and put some change in pockets) ,hen convert to a Trex type of boards for decking and docks. It would not rot, need painting, etc.

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#519203 - 11/22/16 07:37 AM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: JaHo]
Jameela01 Offline
Great News........also what would help hugely would be for ALL businesses to be required to have a PROPER container for garbage - so many places have nothing- the ones that do have something is a lot to be desired, their small areas need to be kept clean & tidy, it wouldn't take that much effort, but would make a huge difference

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#519209 - 11/22/16 05:47 PM Re: SPTC to implement new recycling program [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
In California - 20 years ago - we had 4 separate containers - box for paper and cardboard, box for glass, box for plastic & cans and can for garbage. No charge for the boxes and charged by the size of the can. This was very easy to do and could be done here too. The recycled stuff was picked up by a different truck than the garbage.
Some one could make a good business here.
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