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The push to go green continues as a programme expands its reach.

Dart will collect bottles from West Bay to East End, crush the waste at its glass recycling facility and sell the material to help create concrete blocks for construction.

With the new island-wide recycling programme being launched, all glass from across the districts can now be recycled at this George Town facility.

“We estimate that there are about sixty-six million bottles brought to the island every year, we’re getting it about a fiftieth of that, so a lot more is going in the landfill then what you see here, if this is a year’s production, fifty times more is ending up in the landfill, and by compacting it and grinding it up, we take up a lot less space wherever it goes,” said Darts Facilities Manager Chip Ogilvie.

Mr. Ogilvie says using glass as a filler for construction materials will reduce the strain on importation costs making Cayman more sustainable. Dart has been recycling the glass that comes from Camana Bay for the past five years.

 

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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