For the past few weeks, there has been abuzz with information about recycling and waste management in Jamaica. This is largely due to the Wisynco ECO Recycle Challenge, which saw six local companies pledge to aid in the collection of 100,000 plastic bottles.
At the end of the challenge these companies: ZIP 103fm, Chad-Ad Distributors, Fidelity Motors, Chilitos, Tank-Weld Metals and The Gleaner, through sheer determination and creative methods, engaged persons from all walks of life across our island to not only meet the target but to also double the amount collected. Over the past 2 months these companies garnered 264,352 plastics off our streets, seaside, gullies and homes.
“In May, we had set a goal of 100,000 and we are truly overwhelmed with the amount of bottles we received since the start of the challenge”, shares Shelly-Ann Dunkley, Wisynco Group Ltd Environment Communications Officer.
“One challenger alone collected almost the entire target set and for that we have to take the time to express our gratitude to ZIP 103fm. The efforts of our Challengers have shown us that many Jamaicans want to recycle, they just need to know where to drop-off,” she continued.
Though getting off to a slow start, ZIP 103 proved that not only does slow and steady can indeed win the race, but that once persons know about a cause, they will contribute towards it.
“We are extremely excited to know that we are the winners of the Recycle Challenge. Having started a bit late, we are looking forward to continuing the recycling process and strengthening the relationship we have with Wisynco,” shared Danielle Stewart, Human Resources Manager at ZIP 103 FM.
With 96,932 bottles collected, congratulations to ZIP 103 FM, Top Challenger of the inaugural Wisynco ECO Recycle Challenge. Chad-ad with 78,848 and Fidelity Motors with 44,968 comes behind them.
The support throughout this challenge has proven that the recycling revolution must go on – Who will, therefore, join in on the next Recycle Challenge?