This was donated by Heritage Resorts under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Every month, the unit will recycle three tonnes of glass bottles and half a tonne of plastic bottles.
According to Elzette Balgobin, manager of Bel Ombre Foundation for Empowerment, “The project responds to the environmental and sustainable waste issues and is in line with the concept of Maurice Ile Durable. It aims to educate local residents and helps to make the environment green.”
Balgobin added, “Hotels in the region, including those of Heritage Resorts, Tamassa Resort, Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts, Shanti Maurice, A Nira Resort and Villas Valriche, are involved in sorting their waste and have agreed to provide it to Plankton.”
The aluminum cans and paper will be packed and sold by weight. Once the glasses are collected, they will be crushed and converted into polished glass.
“The project will provide employment to seven persons including a shipper, an operator and a supervisor. Initially, for the first two years, they will be supported by the foundation, which will provide their salary and will support the marketing of the project. Later, Plankton will become independent and even benefit the small community,” highlighted Balgobin.
The recycling unit project aims at keeping the environment green and clean.
The 130 projects Maurice Ile Durable (MID) will cost Rs 6.26 billion. This was stated by the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Virahsawmy Deva, during the presentation of the MID Policy, Strategy and Action Plan.
8 years, 7 months ago
From June 2011 to May 2012, the Committee Maurice Ile Durable (MID) has organized 29 workshops. This at a cost of Rs 1852 245.75. About 300 people attended these meetings organized within the framework of the development of the MID project action plan, which was released last Thursday.
8 years, 7 months ago
Le Maurice île Durable Fund (MIDF) a lancé son projet d’offrir un composteur domestique d’une capacité de 220 litres à toutes les familles mauriciennes. Ce projet a pour but d’aider les collectivités locales à réduire de manière significative la quantité de déchets organiques dans le pays.
8 years, 8 months ago