Plasticcycle with the support of Walkers Tours Ltd., have launched a project in collaboration with Beira Enviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd and The Road Development Authority, to collect and recycle PET bottles carried by commuters on the Southern Expressway.
The launch of this partnership took place at the service area in Welipanna, on the Southern expressway.
Specially designed Plasticcycle bins will be placed at the expressway exits to promote responsible disposal of PET bottles and it is estimated that around 40 bins will be required to cover the key exits. Initially a pilot will be run with 19 bins to gauge the requirement and assess its efficiency.
This will include 3 bins placed at each service area to cater for commuters who stop along the way. The Road Development Authority has committed to collecting the plastics from these bins and transporting it to identified collection points. The recycling partner on this initiative – Beira Enviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd would then collect the plastics from these locations for recycling into value added products that are sold both in the local and international markets.