West Wildwood springtime community clean-up up day!

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 The importance of recycling to create a sustainable circular economy.

The Borough of West Wildwood will be hosting a springtime community clean-up day; Friday May the 20th from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  The focus will be to collect discarded plastics and trash from the natural environment to keep it out of our marine environment and create a safer, cleaner community and ecosystem for all.

The Borough of West Wildwood will be working with volunteers from Braskem, and R.J. Evercrest. The West Wildwood Department of Public Works will be assisting the volunteers to make this event possible.  All West Wildwood residents and government employees are welcome and encouraged to volunteer and attend.  

Braskem is the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, as well as a market leader and pioneer producer of biopolymers also known as “green” plastic made from sugarcane. Plastics play a vital role in our lives. They are integral in the development of medical supplies such as sutures and personal protective equipment; lightweighting cars to make them more fuel-efficient; and preserving food to prevent waste, just to name a few examples. While plastics are important for our existence, it’s even more important that plastics are disposed of properly to be recycled and made into something new! Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Braskem has made commitments to people and the planet including improving technologies and solutions for advanced and mechanical recycling. 

R.J Evercrest Inc. is a family owned and operated full-service plastic recycling company.  Their mission is to reduce waste, provide sustainable solutions while working to improve communities and the environment by supporting programs that benefit the public, local schools, and non-profit organizations.  

The objectives for the May 20th clean-up event are:

  • Eliminate Plastic Waste in the Natural Environment
    • Work toward eliminating plastic waste in the natural environment, especially in the marine environment where it is most at risk to enter our oceans and then be extremely challenging to recover
  • Promote Education on Sustainability
    • Community education on plastics sustainability & circular economy to promote personal awareness and engagement
    • Informative presentation of the types of Post-Consumer Products, recycling number system and the current plastic recycling landscape

Demonstrating value of recycled plastic

    • Demonstrating the concept and value of a circular economy through in-kind donation of 100% recycled products to the community
    • Demonstrating the quality and value of products made from recycled materials
  • Demonstrating the value of partnership and collaboration to positively impact the environment and local development