St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the wider OECS have lost a pioneer and champion in the fight to reduce plastic pollution in the region. Dwight Hillocks, the Chief Executive Officer of All Islands Recycling Inc based in St. Vincent has passed.
In paying tribute, the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, noted his ‘commitment to making a difference in reducing plastic pollution in the region will continue for years to come. He will be profoundly missed, and his memory will live on through our work at the OECS’.
Mr. Hillocks was recently featured in a video news release celebrating his efforts at reducing plastic waste as a model for private sector involvement.
In the report Mr. Hillocks notes that his success was inspired an incentives program introduced by the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadians.
Consequently, about 1 million plastic bottles and aluminum cans were collected every month and recycled, in what is probably the most successful plastic reduction project in the OECS.
Mr. Hillocks success story was noted in a video news release highlighting an Incentive Framework introduced by the OECS Commission through ReMLit – the Reduction in Marine Litter Project.
That report which features Dwight Hillocks can be viewed here.