Some of the 200 masks donated by the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Barbados Charity ​to the Ministry of Education. The masks are for staff of schools which recently reopened. (Media Resource Department)

The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Barbados Charity has donated 200 masks to the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, to protect staff who returned to school to facilitate Class Four students preparing for the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination.

A release from the Ministry stated that it has been “very strong” on promoting the safety of all school staff, and by extension the students preparing for exams, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Director of the Charity, Leslie Weekes, explained that the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Barbados Charity and the Jose Y Jose Group of companies recognised and accepted their social responsibility. 

He went on to challenge other corporate entities to accept similar responsibility and continue to support Barbados and its Government in these trying times, which have been further complicated by COVID-19.  

Mr. Weekes also shared some information on a recent recycling initiative called the Pink Bin Recycling Programme. 

It focuses primarily on a single stream recycling model, which delivers on waste diversion as it gets the recyclable waste streamed away from the landfill by the end user. 

Once persons sign up, they will receive a Pink Recyclable Bin, a bi-weekly collection of recyclables, a bi-weekly collection of organic waste and a weekly collection of any other waste left behind after the user has taken all the recyclable components out of the waste stream. 

Programmes have been rolled out in 10 communities so far. For more information on the initiative, interested persons may click here.

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