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Earth Today | Kingston Freeport Terminal joins national recycling efforts

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

WITH THE Government’s recent introduction of a ban on plastic bags and straws, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) is reporting that it has recycled over 100,000 plastic bottles in over seven months.

It was seven months ago that the company launched its environmental initiative, “KFTL Go Blue”. The company has since separated and recycled 105,570 plastic bottles and 656 pounds of cardboard.

The facility, which employs some 1,200 workers, has also discontinued the use of single-use plastic straws and substituted Styrofoam food-ware with biodegradable containers at its canteen facility.

“This was possible through the collective efforts of KFTL staff and partners,” noted Christopher Gayle, Environmental Specialist at KFTL.

“We look forward to continued support in 2019, when we will seek to increase productivity while reducing the environmental impact of our operations through the implementation of additional initiatives,” he added.

The KFTL initiative features various initiatives to improve waste management, energy and resource conservation at the facility. This includes placing colour-coded bins in strategic locations across the terminal to facilitate separation of waste streams by staff and stakeholders.