In the first two instalments Charles told us not to allow the ugliness of the plastic debris floating along our shoreline, in our rivers, on our beaches and drains, to become an accepted part of our national psyche, and warned that if we fail to take measures to begin recycling we could be faced with a crisis situation on our hands requiring drastic measures.
This week, Charles, using his experience of working with the largest contract manufacturing plastics plant in T&T, suggests a way forward.
Having built and operated the largest contract manufacturing plastics plant in Trinidad and Tobago, we have over the years acquired an intimate knowledge of plastics and its applications.
It is a major challenge to select the most appropriate grade or combination of plastics for particular applications, as one has to factor in the processes available to the manufacturer, the equipment to be used, the product to be made and resin prices and availability before selecting a particular resin for a specific use.
This results in a diverse range of plastic types and grades ending up in our dumps and the general environment.