RBC to go green
ALTHOUGH THERE?HAS?BEEN an increase in the number of corporate entities recycling their waste and implementing programmes geared towards a green economy, manager of the recycling business B’s Bottle Depot, Troy Johnson, wants to see more businesses on board.
He said while there has been a reduction of the amount of waste going to the landfill to about 70 per cent he was not pleased and believed more could be done to trim the volume.
Johnson was speaking to members of the media Tuesday – World Environment Day – at RBC Royal Bank’s Lower Broad Street, Bridgetown branch as the financial institution announced its plans to go green and raise more environmental awareness.
“We have gone into more communities now. More of corporate Barbados is coming on board . . . . The landfill is down to a minimum which we are looking at and we are getting good feedback from the public. We are glad to be on board with RBC Barbados and we hope to have more of corporate Barbados on board with us,” he said
“A survey was done last year and it said that the waste . . . going to the landfill was down to about 70 per cent. But our company is not happy with that. We are looking to bring down the [waste going to] the landfill very shortly.
Meanwhile, Krystal Bowen, communications officer at RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited, said the bank was currently undertaking a number of greening and recycling initiatives.
So far, nine of the 11 branches in Barbados are outfitted with recycling bins. Bowen said the staff was enthusiastic and open-minded about the new projects.
The initiatives also include a number of clean-up exercises. The bank was in discussions with the National Conservation Commission (NCC) in an effort to adopt a beach and with the Garrison Secondary School regarding a tree-planting exercise, Bowen reported.