Does St. John Recycle? You bet we do!
With the priority of reducing single-use plastic at the heart of the mission, Island Green Living is now taking empty and clean recyclables, so they can be repurposed and don’t end up in our oceans. Items that should be dropped into recycling bins include plastics #1, 2, and 5 (look for the triangle and the number on the bottom of plastics):
- Plastic bottles and containers
- Soda & water bottles
- Cleaning products, hair & body care, lotion containers
- Yogurt, sour cream, milk jugs
- Prescription bottles
- Aluminum cans – as always
According to several environmental studies, the USVI is especially vulnerable to plastic pollution and waste disrupting our precious ecosystems. Plastic is a serious threat, using up precious resources while damaging the health and welfare of humans, plants and wildlife by leaking toxins, causing choking/suffocation hazards for animals, and clogging waterways. Please join us in doing your part to recycle and watch for the new collection bins near the dumpster sites around the island, including in Coral Bay! Recycling is also collected at Connections, Gifft Hill, and the island’s fuel stations.
Other easy, impactful ways we can all help the environment:
- Use reusable water bottles and grocery bags
- Eliminate plastic straw and utensil use
- Use bar soap instead of body wash, and eliminate plastic razors
- Skip use of balloons at your celebrations
- Be sure to use reef-safe sunscreen, it’s the law!
Let’s all work together to preserve paradise! Visit islandgreenliving.org for more information about this critical effort.