Environment

CB cops corporate recycle challenge

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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CB Group won the second staging of the Wisynco ECO Recycle Challenge, collecting 110,592 plastic bottles of the 300,000 target, and claiming the prize of $200,000 toward an environmental project of the charity of their choice.

Stewart's Automotive and the Jamaica Observer placed second and third, respectively, with the other challengers being Digicel Jamaica, JFF and One Hundred.

The goal for the six challengers was to collect 300,000 bottles for recycling over a three-month period. Togeher, the teams raked in close to 350,000.

Brian Royes, CB project specialist, stated: “The CB Group has been on a mission to Live Better in everything we do. Because we believe Living Better means doing our part to care for our environment, we entered Wisynco's corporate recycling challenge hoping to educate and inspire our communities to Live Better with us by recycling plastics.”

“CB Group is happy to have participated in Wisynco's corporate recycling challenge, and we are even more proud to have won. We are always seeking ways to encourage others to live better and to live better ourselves. Winning this competition means we are one step closer to a culture of recycling, having helped raise awareness of Jamaica's plastic waste problem across the island. We hope to keep this momentum going by donating the prize to two organisations: Dare to Care, an apostolate of the Mustard Seed Communities, and St Simon's Primary School in Hanover, to drive environmentally safe and responsible initiatives in these communities.”

The corporate recycle challenge was first staged earlier this year.

“The corporate companies did so well for both stagings of the competition, exceeding the collection goal both times. We think it's a great move to now challenge the public sector in this way to show just how fantastic recycling can be for everyone,” Wisynco's environmental communication officer Shelly-ann Dunkley said.


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