The scourge of plastic pollution shows up in our oceans and seas, on our beaches, in our rivers, and even in our poop(1). It is found in the fish we eat, the beer (2) we drink and even the water we purify to drink.
Antilles Plastic Project sets out to reverse the tide. We are researching the extent of plastic pollution in the Caribbean region, the oceans, seas, and other waterways. We seek to educate in a unique manner, through program presentations and community engagement to raise awareness and harness solutions. The ultimate message is, our over use of disposable plastics combined with improper disposal is causing havoc on marine and human life.
Antilles Plastic Project is researching the viability of turning landfill bound plastic waste into fuel. In 2018 we began a feasibility study in Puerto Rico and have been met with great enthusiasm.
Working with Renewlogy, based in Salt Lake City, we are seeking to fund the installation of a plastic to fuel conversion unit prototype in the southwest of Puerto Rico.
Islands face unique circumstances managing their solid waste within their special relationships to the oceans. Giving plastic waste value will create a cleaner environment, reduce landfill waste, and promote economic growth. Our initial findings show great enthusiasm for this solution.
As plastic is given value and is returned to the circular economy, we hope our beaches are a bit cleaner, our waters a bit purer and our lives a bit more rewarding.