Published On: Thu, Feb 6th, 2014

Less recycled aluminum in 2013

recyclingWILLEMSTAD – Last year the environmental and recycling company Green Force collected 266.175 aluminum cans, which is a lot less compared to the previous year. In 2012 they collected 390.000 cans.

According to the owner, Mr. Timo Brouwer, there are various reasons why customers are not recycling anymore. “One of the reasons could be that companies want to put on a green jacket without putting forth any effort.”

There is progress in the field of recycling plastic. Last year 44.000 kilos were collected. In 2012 it was 25.000 kilos. The same also applies for plastic bottles. In 2012, 288.444 bottles were recycled. In 2013 that number rose to 688.482 plastic bottles.

Brouwer has requested a piece of land for his company from the government. The company is expanding. After several requests he has not received an answer yet.

By Fernando Pico

Special Matters & International Correspondent

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