FROM TRASH TO TREASURE-
|Twalib and Fadhili from the Sands sustainability team weighing and recording collected 'trash'|
One of the jobs of The Sands Sustainability Team is full waste checks, separation and recording.
Not only does The Sands manage and record it’s own waste but we also collect 'single-use' (not anymore) plastic packaging and bottles from other locations around Diani to use in recycling and up-cycling projects.
Imagine what happens to the bulk plastic packaging from goods arriving at hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and even private homes. Most of it will end up in a landfill site just added to the countless amount of non-biodegradable trash just piled up out of sight and out of mind. Some of it will end up being burnt. (you have seen the black smoke given off by burning plastic)
Our team's recent haul after collecting bulk packaging from the two largest supermarkets in Diani removed 122kgs of plastic before it was burnt or reached the dump!