Beach Plastic Removal & ID

April 2, 2018 | Howard Rickard

The archipelago is home to several turtle species that come to the islands to spawn and BCSS maintains critical areas free of plastic and man-made waste to guarantee a healthy ecosystem. Garbage is collected in large bags and identified at BCSS for origin and grade classification. All plastic items are processed using an industrial shredder […]

The archipelago is home to several turtle species that come to the islands to spawn and BCSS maintains critical areas free of plastic and man-made waste to guarantee a healthy ecosystem. Garbage is collected in large bags and identified at BCSS for origin and grade classification.

All plastic items are processed using an industrial shredder on site to convert garbage to small bits and pieces that can be further used for molds and 3D printer machines. The end products from the shredder and 3D printing have several uses both for scientific work and for construction at the same time as guaranteeing the zero-waste strategy. Thereafter garbage that cannot be shredded is sent to the mainland for recycling to complete the cycle.