Skip to main content

Boost for Haitian plastics recycling project

Haiti – Leading machinery manufacturer US Shredder and Castings Group and other businesses are to partner with a major plastics recycling project in Haiti, one of world’s poorest countries.

The Ramase Lajan programme creates local collection centres that provide Haitians with paying jobs. Sponsors buy four recycling centres, estimated to cost around US$ 25 000 each, and then donate them to a local organisation to operate. Each centre is a self-contained recycling storefront that has a scale, collection sacks, uniforms, safety gear, signage and a manually-operated baler; these provide direct employment for eight to 16 people and indirectly employ the collectors of plastic containers.

The centres sort the plastics and send the material to the Haiti Recycling company in the capital Port-au-Prince for further processing. In the past four years, the programme has established 26 centres and created more than 1600 jobs. According to the US Executives Without Borders organisation, some 80 million bottles have been collected to date.

For more information, visit:


Would you like to share any interesting developments or article ideas with us? Don't hesitate to contact us.

You might find this interesting too

Zambia’s plastics recyclers gear up
Waste transformer: Lindner supports plastics pilot facility

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe now and get a full year for just €169 (normal rate is €225) Subscribe