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RPJL calls for partnership with CBOs, Parish Council & JHTA Mobay Chapter

Breakthrough Communications | 2017-09-26 12:00:00

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For Immediate Release


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

RPJL calls for partnership with CBOs, Parish Council & JHTA Mobay Chapter

Kingston, Jamaica: Recycling Partners of Jamaica Limited (RPJL) is calling for community-based organisations (CBOs), the St James Municipal Corporation and the Montego Bay chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) to bring attention to plastic bottle recycling in the parish.

Falling short of its 2017 monthly target of 60,000 pounds of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles, Lavern Salmon, Executive Director of RPJL says the non-profit’s recycling plant in Montego Bay has the potential to recycle more plastic bottles than it currently does.

“Our Montego Bay facility is a fully equipped depot staffed by three full time employees serving predominately the hotels and schools,” stated Salmon. “We want to realise the full potential of the plant in PET plastic bottle collection, job creation and possible revenue. We believe with the support from the JHTA, the Mayor of Montego Bay, and other key stakeholders, the issue of improper garbage disposal could be significantly reduced,” explains Salmon.

Since its September 2016 commencement of the management of the recycling plant in Greenwood, Montego Bay, RPJL has seen the need to partner with major event promoters, churches and schools of all categories to use recycling as a legitimate way to dispose of plastic bottles.

The organisation has already partnered with public and private entities to help introduce plastic bottle recycling as a way to earn and as a way of life for Jamaicans. These partnerships include the Government of Jamaica, under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation; the Wisynco Group Limited; Pepsi Cola Jamaica Bottling Limited; Grace Foods and Services Limited; Jamaica Beverages Limited; LASCO Manufacturing Limited; Trade Winds Citrus Limited and Seprod Limited

“These partnerships help to bring awareness to the importance of recycling. Our partnership with LASCO Money allows individuals and community based organisation to use recycling to raise funds. A coupon with a monetary value is issued by RPJL at the point of collection; and this coupon can be redeemed for cash at LASCO Money locations across the island,” says the Executive Director.

RPJL’s other recycling facilities across the island include Whitehall, Negril, Westmoreland; Grove Place, Manchester and 22a Lyndhurst Road, Kingston. Other recycling outlet vouchers recognized by LASCO Money are the RPJL; Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), 11 Waterloo Avenue, Kingston; Genesis Recycling on Church Street, Morant Bay, St Thomas and Martins Hill Disposal Site, Manchester.

Depots operate between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays.


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