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Recycling could B answer


Carol-Ann Tudor

Recycling could B answer

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Government is considering a proposal from one of Barbados’ main recycling companies, which is expected to help alleviate most of the problems at the Mangrove dump.
Minister of the Environment Denis Kellman, speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday during a telephone interview, said B’s Bottle Depot had made them a proposal which would not only dispose of the millions of tyres being dumped at the landfill, but would also cut down the majority of items being left at the St Thomas dump.
He was speaking after visiting the smouldering landfill which had been ablaze from about 7 p.m. on Saturday night due to burning tyres.
Kellman said that already they were in the process of allocating two sites at Mangrove for B’s Bottle Depot to set up their business, noting that almost everything Barbadians saw as garbage could be compacted and recycled and sold to make foreign exchange.
The minister said that with the imminent closure of Cell 3 at the dump and the ongoing excavation and preparation of Cell 4, the recycling plant would be a great addition to help “dictate the pace at the landfill”.
“We have to come up with a better policy to ensure that we fit into international acceptance, because we have accepted to be part of the green economy and we have to drive it to the max.
“We will be restructuring our environmental issues in such a way that we hope to have everything in one location, so there is no doubt that B’s plans will help with the landfill issues,” he added.

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