Recycling in the Upper Suriname River
The Foundation Support Recycling Suriname (SuReSur) expands its activities to the upper Suriname area in Sipaliwini. Thanks to support of WWF SuReSur will start in 9 villages along the upper Suriname River with the collection of plastic bottles, plastic bags and aluminum beverage cans. The collection bins are already placed.
They will also work on raising awareness about recycling. At every collection bin, there is a hand press to decrease the size of plastic bottles and aluminum cans, to allow large volumes to be transported from the villages to a temporary storage facility in Atjoni. Collection is done until sufficient quantities can be transported to a recycling facility in Paramaribo.
Support for this project also comes from the office of the District Commissioner, local foundations and the 9 villages Pamboko, Gingiston, Amakakondre, Abenaston, Kaajapati, Jaw Jaw, Njun Aurora, Botopassi en Pokigron.