Plastic waste is a rising issue, particularly for islands and coastal communities. Without responsible management, plastic waste can destroy pristine bays and soft sand beaches.
Plastic waste has value. Working with our partners, we collect plastic waste from across the British Virgin Islands. Instead of shipping collected plastics out of the territory, we process the material here, creating local employment and new products that are useful in the territory. Our first products include outdoor furniture and deck/dock boards.
VI Plastics can process all types of plastic material. Most plastics are marked with a ‘resin identification’ code (a number from 1 – 7) somewhere on the product. Unmarked plastics, like plastics bags, shrink wrap and cling wrap and styrofoam can also be recycled.
Learn more about where to recycle in the BVI here!