Asia Pacific Waste Consultants (APWC) is a leading international environmental management consultancy, specialising in the solid waste and recycling sector, with a dedicated team of experts who are passionate about improving environmental outcomes in developed and developing economies.

APWC is harnessing its accumulated knowledge and expertise to support a growing number of international programs aimed at addressing the waste crisis, particularly the epidemic of plastic pollution threatening the aquatic and marine environment. APWC is a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to reducing the impacts of plastic and offers a scientific, practical, ‘hands-on’ approach to waste management and resource recovery technologies, training, community education and awareness.

APWC is a diverse team with a team that encompasses 9 countries, 7 languages and more than 48% women with the senior management made up entirely of women. We proudly support young mothers returning to work.

Asia Pacific Waste Consultants (APWC) is the genesis of A.Prince Consulting (APC) an Australian company which specialises in waste management and recovery systems, operating for 23 years. APC is known for delivering innovative and strategic waste reduction and management plans and achieving best practice outcomes for urban centres, regional, island and indigenous communities.

Anne Prince, the founder of APC is passionate about waste and minimising the impact on human health and the environment. Known affectionately as “Dr Rubbish” in indigenous communities for her commitment to improve services, Anne was also recognised nationally with the prestigious Resources and Waste Leaders award for her extensive contribution to the industry.

Anne is the founder of APWC. She brings 40 years’ experience in waste management gained across local government, industry, commercial and community sectors to the organisation. This experience has been gained at local, regional, state, national and international levels in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

Our Work

Click to preview each one of the projects we’ve developed

 

Map

Map
Tuvalu Belize Fiji Tonga Vanuatu Solomon Islands South Africa Asia Pacific Region Kiribati Samoa Tonga Indonesia India Pacific Islands Pacific 1 Pacific 2 Antigua & Barbuda Palau

Tuvalu

Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu

APWC was engaged by the UK government through  Common Seas to undertake a scoping assignment to clarify specific priority actions, policies and instruments and define options for specific technical assistance activities that the UK could fund to support Countrys' efforts to mitigate marine plastic pollution in line with the ambitions of Commonwealth Clean Oceans Allicance (CCOA). APWC led a process of research, analysis and consultation with in-country stakeholders to develop potential technical assistance activities which were documented and submitted to the UK Government in the form of a concept note. Additional analysis was also undertaken to provide supplementary information on priority areas. The work was undertaken for Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu as well as three concept notes were developed for Pacific region for potential regional projects.

Belize

Belize

APWC was engaged by the UK government through Common Seas to undertake a scoping assignment to clarify specific priority actions, policies and instruments and define options for specific technical assistance activities that the UK could fund to support Countrys' efforts to mitigate marine plastic pollution in line with the ambitions of Commonwealth Clean Oceans Allicance (CCOA). APWC led a process of research, analysis and consultation with in-country stakeholders to develop potential technical assistance activities which were documented and submitted to the UK Government in the form of a concept note. Additional analysis was also undertaken to provide supplementary information on priority areas. The work was undertaken for Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu as well as three concept notes were developed for Pacific region for potential regional projects.

Fiji

Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu

APWC was engaged by the UK government through  Common Seas to undertake a scoping assignment to clarify specific priority actions, policies and instruments and define options for specific technical assistance activities that the UK could fund to support Countrys’ efforts to mitigate marine plastic pollution in line with the ambitions of Commonwealth Clean Oceans Allicance (CCOA). APWC led a process of research, analysis and consultation with in-country stakeholders to develop potential technical assistance activities which were documented and submitted to the UK Government in the form of a concept note. Additional analysis was also undertaken to provide supplementary information on priority areas. The work was undertaken for Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu as well as three concept notes were developed for Pacific region for potential regional projects.

Tonga

Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu

APWC was engaged by the UK government through Common Seas to undertake a scoping assignment to clarify specific priority actions, policies and instruments and define options for specific technical assistance activities that the UK could fund to support Countrys' efforts to mitigate marine plastic pollution in line with the ambitions of Commonwealth Clean Oceans Allicance (CCOA). APWC led a process of research, analysis and consultation with in-country stakeholders to develop potential technical assistance activities which were documented and submitted to the UK Government in the form of a concept note. Additional analysis was also undertaken to provide supplementary information on priority areas. The work was undertaken for Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu as well as three concept notes were developed for Pacific region for potential regional projects.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

APWC, in collaboration with Tonking and Taylor will be undertaking a follow up audit for landfills in Vanuatu using the methodology "Waste audits in SIDS: A common Approach" written by APWC's project director and adopted jointly by WB, SPREP, UNEP and PRIF. The results will be available on the SPREP website when complete.

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands

Since April 2018, the United Kingdom and Vanuatu co-chair the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance (CCOA), an initiative to unite countries across the Commonwealth in protecting the marine environment. The Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) supports CCOA in meeting its objectives and was implemented by Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science). In 2018 Cefas engaged APWC to undertake data collection, capacity building and training in two Pacific Island nations: Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. APWC undertook a systems approach to data collection to gain an understanding of how, where and what types of waste is generated and managed from a data, policy, infrastructure and capacity context. The APWC data-collection method assessed the amount of waste requiring immediate management, how and possible reasons waste leaked into the environment, and, in conjunction with extensive household interviews, the socio-economic and waste disposal behaviours of residents. In 2019, the results of the study were used by the government of Vanuatu to announce one of the most extensive bans on single use plastics in the Pacific region. In Solomon Islands, the data was used to develop waste management plans for the island of Malaita.

South Africa

South Africa

Since April 2018, the United Kingdom and Vanuatu co-chair the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance (CCOA), an initiative to unite countries across the Commonwealth in protecting the marine environment. The Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) supports CCOA in meeting its objectives and was implemented by Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science). In 2018 Cefas engaged APWC to undertake data collection, capacity building and training in two Pacific Island nations: Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. APWC undertook a systems approach to data collection to gain an understanding of how, where and what types of waste is generated and managed from a data, policy, infrastructure and capacity context. The APWC data-collection method assessed the amount of waste requiring immediate management, how and possible reasons waste leaked into the environment, and, in conjunction with extensive household interviews, the socio-economic and waste disposal behaviours of residents. In 2019, the results of the study were used by the government of Vanuatu to announce one of the most extensive bans on single use plastics in the Pacific region. In Solomon Islands, the data was used to develop waste management plans for the island of Malaita.

Asia Pacific Region

Asia Pacific Region

In 2020, Australian government funded research on marine plastic pollution and environmentally responsible trade in the Asia Pacific Region as part of Australia's role on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Oceans Economy. APWC undertook this study jointly with the Institute of Sustainable Futures and Centre for International Economics.The study sought to understand whether and how environmentally responsible trade in recycled plastics can reduce leakage of plastic into the ocean, without merely shifting the plastic waste burden from one country to another. The project also sought to identify opportunities to ensure that trade in recycled plastics in the Asia-Pacific region is environmentally responsible, by identifying capacity gaps and needs in the Asia-Pacific region to manage and recycle plastic materials, including whether changing the types of plastic produced or imported could facilitate improved management and recycling of plastic materials.

Kiribati

Kiribati, Samoa & Tonga

In 2020, Australian government funded research on marine plastic pollution and environmentally responsible trade in the Asia Pacific Region as part of Australia's role on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Oceans Economy. APWC undertook this study jointly with the Institute of Sustainable Futures and Centre for International Economics.The study sought to understand whether and how environmentally responsible trade in recycled plastics can reduce leakage of plastic into the ocean, without merely shifting the plastic waste burden from one country to another. The project also sought to identify opportunities to ensure that trade in recycled plastics in the Asia-Pacific region is environmentally responsible, by identifying capacity gaps and needs in the Asia-Pacific region to manage and recycle plastic materials, including whether changing the types of plastic produced or imported could facilitate improved management and recycling of plastic materials.

Samoa

Kiribati, Samoa & Tonga

In 2020, Australian government funded research on marine plastic pollution and environmentally responsible trade in the Asia Pacific Region as part of Australia's role on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Oceans Economy. APWC undertook this study jointly with the Institute of Sustainable Futures and Centre for International Economics.The study sought to understand whether and how environmentally responsible trade in recycled plastics can reduce leakage of plastic into the ocean, without merely shifting the plastic waste burden from one country to another. The project also sought to identify opportunities to ensure that trade in recycled plastics in the Asia-Pacific region is environmentally responsible, by identifying capacity gaps and needs in the Asia-Pacific region to manage and recycle plastic materials, including whether changing the types of plastic produced or imported could facilitate improved management and recycling of plastic materials.

Tonga

Kiribati, Samoa & Tonga

In 2020, Australian government funded research on marine plastic pollution and environmentally responsible trade in the Asia Pacific Region as part of Australia's role on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Oceans Economy. APWC undertook this study jointly with the Institute of Sustainable Futures and Centre for International Economics.The study sought to understand whether and how environmentally responsible trade in recycled plastics can reduce leakage of plastic into the ocean, without merely shifting the plastic waste burden from one country to another. The project also sought to identify opportunities to ensure that trade in recycled plastics in the Asia-Pacific region is environmentally responsible, by identifying capacity gaps and needs in the Asia-Pacific region to manage and recycle plastic materials, including whether changing the types of plastic produced or imported could facilitate improved management and recycling of plastic materials.

Indonesia

Indonesia & India

Project SEA is a pioneer project for the New Plastics Economy an initiative to drive collaborative action between the 11 global plastic packaging companies and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to address plastic debris on marine environments that has gained global community attention. PiPro SEA project aims to help establish best practices for the recovery of plastic waste in priority countries with regards to mismanaged waste. APC was engaged in 2018, to pilot the Assessment Framework (AF) to quantify the nature, quantity and type of packaging and gain a comprehensive understanding of the waste management programs in three target locations in three countries – India, Philippines and Indonesia. The study pioneers the relationship between packaging in the market at each locality and identifies consumption and disposal behaviour at a household and community level and quantify leakage into the environment. The project maps both the formal and informal material flows and reports on current waste management practices re collection, infrastructure, costs, legislative framework and social aspects. The first pilot in West Papua, Indonesia was conducted in 2018 and presented to PiPro members in November 2018 followed by material flow analysis for all polymers in 2019 for India.

India

Indonesia & India

Project SEA is a pioneer project for the New Plastics Economy an initiative to drive collaborative action between the 11 global plastic packaging companies and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to address plastic debris on marine environments that has gained global community attention. PiPro SEA project aims to help establish best practices for the recovery of plastic waste in priority countries with regards to mismanaged waste. APC was engaged in 2018, to pilot the Assessment Framework (AF) to quantify the nature, quantity and type of packaging and gain a comprehensive understanding of the waste management programs in three target locations in three countries – India, Philippines and Indonesia. The study pioneers the relationship between packaging in the market at each locality and identifies consumption and disposal behaviour at a household and community level and quantify leakage into the environment. The project maps both the formal and informal material flows and reports on current waste management practices re collection, infrastructure, costs, legislative framework and social aspects. The first pilot in West Papua, Indonesia was conducted in 2018 and presented to PiPro members in November 2018 followed by material flow analysis for all polymers in 2019 for India.

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

APWC director lead a multi-partner coordination, research and technical assistance project for improved materials recovery for recycling in 15 Pacific island nations. The study addressed issues relating to in country recycling systems for waste separation and consolidation, export and market distribution of recyclable materials, public policy to incentivize and finance recycling systems and feedstock supply options to secure private sector investment for 15 materials. The project was managed by the Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) is a multi-partner coordination, research and technical assistance facility for improved infrastructure in the Pacific

Pacific 1

Pacific

APWC project director was the recycling specialist for stage 1 of the scoping study for the establishment of a first “hub” of a regional recycling network in the Pacific. The team undertook a waste audit and institutional assessment that will inform the feasibility of the development of a pacific wide regional recycling network as well as private sector initiatives. The scoping exercise assembled the data around all the relevant elements necessary at the country level for assessing the feasibility of the establishment of a processing/recycling/transshipment hub located in Suva, with suitably scaled urban centres located in the other PICs participating in the network.

Pacific 2

Pacific

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is working with the European Union’s Delegation to the Pacific, and 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Timor-Leste to undertake the PacWastePlus project which seeks to improve and enhance waste management activities and the capacity of governments, industry, and communities to manage waste to reduce the impact on human health and the environment. During the earlier stages of PacWastePlus’ implementation (in 2018-20), a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan and a Project Logic Framework was developed. This project required these documents to be updated with a view to ensuring they are relevant and specific to the Project outcomes with measurable and achievable targets and that PacWastePlus’ progress can be tacked in a cost-effective manner within the required timeframe. The project aimed to develop deliverables to address this, and to provide useful insights and directions to the SPREP Programme Management Unit (PMU) and participating countries.

Antigua & Barbuda

Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St Lucia

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is working with the European Union’s Delegation to the Pacific, and 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Timor-Leste to undertake the PacWastePlus project which seeks to improve and enhance waste management activities and the capacity of governments, industry, and communities to manage waste to reduce the impact on human health and the environment. During the earlier stages of PacWastePlus’ implementation (in 2018-20), a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan and a Project Logic Framework was developed. This project required these documents to be updated with a view to ensuring they are relevant and specific to the Project outcomes with measurable and achievable targets and that PacWastePlus’ progress can be tacked in a cost-effective manner within the required timeframe. The project aimed to develop deliverables to address this, and to provide useful insights and directions to the SPREP Programme Management Unit (PMU) and participating countries.

Palau

Palau

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is working with the European Union’s Delegation to the Pacific, and 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Timor-Leste to undertake the PacWastePlus project which seeks to improve and enhance waste management activities and the capacity of governments, industry, and communities to manage waste to reduce the impact on human health and the environment. During the earlier stages of PacWastePlus’ implementation (in 2018-20), a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan and a Project Logic Framework was developed. This project required these documents to be updated with a view to ensuring they are relevant and specific to the Project outcomes with measurable and achievable targets and that PacWastePlus’ progress can be tacked in a cost-effective manner within the required timeframe. The project aimed to develop deliverables to address this, and to provide useful insights and directions to the SPREP Programme Management Unit (PMU) and participating countries.

Our Work

Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu

APWC was engaged by the UK government through Common Seas to undertake a scoping assignment to clarify specific priority actions, policies and instruments and define options for specific technical assistance activities that the UK could fund to support Countrys’ efforts to mitigate marine plastic pollution in line with the ambitions of Commonwealth Clean Oceans Allicance (CCOA). APWC led a process of research, analysis and consultation with in-country stakeholders to develop potential technical assistance activities which were documented and submitted to the UK Government in the form of a concept note. Additional analysis was also undertaken to provide supplementary information on priority areas. The work was undertaken for Belize, Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu as well as three concept notes were developed for Pacific region for potential regional projects.

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands

Since April 2018, the United Kingdom and Vanuatu co-chair the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance (CCOA), an initiative to unite countries across the Commonwealth in protecting the marine environment. The Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) supports CCOA in meeting its objectives and was implemented by Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science). In 2018 Cefas engaged APWC to undertake data collection, capacity building and training in two Pacific Island nations: Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. APWC undertook a systems approach to data collection to gain an understanding of how, where and what types of waste is generated and managed from a data, policy, infrastructure and capacity context. The APWC data-collection method assessed the amount of waste requiring immediate management, how and possible reasons waste leaked into the environment, and, in conjunction with extensive household interviews, the socio-economic and waste disposal behaviours of residents. In 2019, the results of the study were used by the government of Vanuatu to announce one of the most extensive bans on single use plastics in the Pacific region. In Solomon Islands, the data was used to develop waste management plans for the island of Malaita.

Belize

In 2019, APWC was engaged by Cefas to undertake a data collection exercise to gather evidence and data for both land and sea based sources of marine pollution in Belize. APWC undertook a systems approach to data collection to gain an understanding of how, where and what types of waste is generated and managed from a data, policy, infrastructure and capacity context. The APWC data-collection method assessed the amount of waste requiring immediate management, how and possible reasons waste leaked into the environment, and, in conjunction with extensive household interviews, the socio-economic and waste disposal behaviors of residents. APWC also undertook an assessment of Port Waste Reception Facilities available to vessels that dock in Belize. The data collected by this project was used for the development of a national Marine Litter Action Plan for Belize.

South Africa

The Commonwealth Litter Programme (CLiP) supports CCOA in meeting its objectives and is implemented by Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), an agency of the UK government’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). APWC undertook waste data collection and port waste reception facilities audit for South Africa. APWC undertook a systems approach to data collection to gain an understanding of how, where and what types of waste is generated and managed from a data, policy, infrastructure and capacity context.

Asia Pacific Region

In 2020, Australian government funded research on marine plastic pollution and environmentally responsible trade in the Asia Pacific Region as part of Australia’s role on the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Oceans Economy. APWC undertook this study jointly with the Institute of Sustainable Futures and Centre for International Economics.The study sought to understand whether and how environmentally responsible trade in recycled plastics can reduce leakage of plastic into the ocean, without merely shifting the plastic waste burden from one country to another. The project also sought to identify opportunities to ensure that trade in recycled plastics in the Asia-Pacific region is environmentally responsible, by identifying capacity gaps and needs in the Asia-Pacific region to manage and recycle plastic materials, including whether changing the types of plastic produced or imported could facilitate improved management and recycling of plastic materials.

Indonesia & India

Project SEA is a pioneer project for the New Plastics Economy an initiative to drive collaborative action between the 11 global plastic packaging companies and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to address plastic debris on marine environments that has gained global community attention. PiPro SEA project aims to help establish best practices for the recovery of plastic waste in priority countries with regards to mismanaged waste. APC was engaged in 2018, to pilot the Assessment Framework (AF) to quantify the nature, quantity and type of packaging and gain a comprehensive understanding of the waste management programs in three target locations in three countries – India, Philippines and Indonesia. The study pioneers the relationship between packaging in the market at each locality and identifies consumption and disposal behaviour at a household and community level and quantify leakage into the environment. The project maps both the formal and informal material flows and reports on current waste management practices re collection, infrastructure, costs, legislative framework and social aspects. The first pilot in West Papua, Indonesia was conducted in 2018 and presented to PiPro members in November 2018 followed by material flow analysis for all polymers in 2019 for India.

Pacific Islands

APWC director lead a multi-partner coordination, research and technical assistance project for improved materials recovery for recycling in 15 Pacific island nations. The study addressed issues relating to in country recycling systems for waste separation and consolidation, export and market distribution of recyclable materials, public policy to incentivize and finance recycling systems and feedstock supply options to secure private sector investment for 15 materials. The project was managed by the Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) is a multi-partner coordination, research and technical assistance facility for improved infrastructure in the Pacific

Pacific

APWC project director was the recycling specialist for stage 1 of the scoping study for the establishment of a first “hub” of a regional recycling network in the Pacific. The team undertook a waste audit and institutional assessment that will inform the feasibility of the development of a pacific wide regional recycling network as well as private sector initiatives. The scoping exercise assembled the data around all the relevant elements necessary at the country level for assessing the feasibility of the establishment of a processing/recycling/transshipment hub located in Suva, with suitably scaled urban centres located in the other PICs participating in the network.

Pacific

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is working with the European Union’s Delegation to the Pacific, and 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Timor-Leste to undertake the PacWastePlus project which seeks to improve and enhance waste management activities and the capacity of governments, industry, and communities to manage waste to reduce the impact on human health and the environment. During the earlier stages of PacWastePlus’ implementation (in 2018-20), a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan and a Project Logic Framework was developed. This project required these documents to be updated with a view to ensuring they are relevant and specific to the Project outcomes with measurable and achievable targets and that PacWastePlus’ progress can be tacked in a cost-effective manner within the required timeframe. The project aimed to develop deliverables to address this, and to provide useful insights and directions to the SPREP Programme Management Unit (PMU) and participating countries.

Vanuatu

APWC, in collaboration with Tonking and Taylor will be undertaking a follow up audit for landfills in Vanuatu using the methodology “Waste audits in SIDS: A common Approach” written by APWC’s project director and adopted jointly by WB, SPREP, UNEP and PRIF. The results will be available on the SPREP website when complete.

Palau

APWC completed a baseline assessment under the Pacific Childs Project. The team undertook a waste audit and institutional assessment that will inform the feasibility of the development of a pacific wide regional recycling network as well as private sector initiatives. The scoping exercise assembled the data around all the relevant elements necessary at the country level for assessing the feasibility of the establishment of a processing/recycling/transshipment hub located somewhere in the Pacific, with suitably scaled urban centres located in the other PICs participating in the network.

Kiribati, Samoa & Tonga

APWC is currently engaged in stage 1 of the scoping study for the establishment of a “hub” of a regional recycling network in the Pacific. The APWC team is undertaking a waste audit and institutional assessment that will inform the feasibility of the development of a pacific wide regional recycling network as well as private sector initiatives. The scoping exercise will assemble the data around all the relevant elements necessary at the country level for assessing the feasibility of the establishment of a processing/recycling/transshipment hub located somewhere in the Pacific, with suitably scaled urban centres located in the other PICs participating in the network.

Reports

Waste Audit Methodology – A Common Approach

  • – Client: SPREP
  • – Year: 2020

VIEW REPORT
Environmentally responsible trade in waste plastics – Report 3 – Case studies on plastic waste management and trade in Asia Pacific

  • – Client: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • – Year: 2020

VIEW REPORT
Environmentally responsible trade in waste plastics – Report 2 – Capacity gaps and needs for managing plastic waste in Asia Pacific

  • – Client: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • – Year: 2020

VIEW REPORT
view all reports

Our Services

The Company We Keep

IUCN Plastic Waste Free Island project in Antigua and Barbuda ...

IUCN Plastic Waste Free Island project in Antigua and Barbuda ...

IUCN Plastic Waste Free Island project in Antigua and Barbuda ...

Manual and mechanical offloading of waste from a cruise ship in St John’s, Antigua. ..
.

#iucn #plasticwastefreeisland
...

Little interview at #menarecyclers .
Luis explained he is removing the little plastics of each metal thing. One by one, in order to give value to the metals they’ve collected.
.
It’s in Spanish as he is originally from the Dominican Republic .
.
#plasticwastefreeislands #iucn #antiguabarbuda
...

Our smile is our most important line! .
.
.
Mena Recycling is a family company and here one of their members was disassembling materials by hand to find value in waste! .
.
.
As part of the #plastiwastefreeislandproject we visited all recyclers on the two islands and visually audited their stock, looked at their practices and talked about their challenges. .
...

Hard bitumen made from used oil.
.

This amazing private facility, collects all the used oil from Antigua’s electricity provider into diesel and asphalt. .
The diesel is sold to cars and the bitumen is used to fix roads.
.
On March 2020 they told us they had already converted 12 million litres of used oil which would have otherwise finished in the landfill.
.
#iucn #plasticwastefreeisland
...

Waste oil to diesel and asphalt! .
This amazing private facility, collects all the used oil from Antigua’s electricity provider into diesel and asphalt. .
The diesel is sold to cars and the bitumen is used to fix roads.
.
On March 2020 they told us they had already converted 12 million litres of used oil which would have otherwise finished in the landfill.
.
#iucn #plasticwastefreeisland
...

He connected us with all the other recyclers on the island and helped us understand how it all works! .
Will collects mostly metals and car batteries to be exported and he is now doing a few projects where he melts the metals and converts them to different items. .
Thanks Will! 🙏🏼 you are a star! .
#iucn #plasticwastefreeislands
...

Will’s recycling! .
One of the nicest people we met on the island is Will! .
He connected us with all the other recyclers on the island and helped us understand how it all works! .
Will collects mostly metals and car batteries to be exported and he is now doing a few projects where he melts the metals and converts them to different items. .
Thanks Will! 🙏🏼 you are a star! .
#iucn #plasticwastefreeislands
...