Creating Meaningful Impact
Abaco Zero Waste is an operating committee of Resurrect Abaco Association, a registered non-profit organisation in The Bahamas. The goal of Abaco Zero Waste is to develop an integrated waste management plan for Treasure Cay modeled after Hope Town Zero Waste (program overview below) that can used as a model for other islands in The Bahamas. The project aims to be financially sustainable, logistically feasible, and environmentally sound. The first recycling and waste to energy facility in Abaco will be developed to reduce the volume of waste produced in a systematic way that capitalizes on economies of scale to divert materials from the waste stream through new innovative microeconomic opportunities in waste to energy, recycling, and composting technologies. The Abaco Zero Waste project has six primary objectives:
To conduct a Waste Management Assessment for North Abaco to inform the development of the Treasure Cay Zero Waste Management plan and future Zero Waste Management Plans for the communities in the north (Crown Haven, Fox Town, Coopers Town, and Leisure Lee).
To conduct a Waste to Energy Assessment and Energy Usage Analysis for the Zero Waste Facility site operations to inform the development of an Integrated Energy System for the Zero Waste Facility.
To develop and implement a Zero Waste Management Plan for Treasure Cay modeled after Hope Town Zero Waste on Elbow Cay, Abaco.
To develop and implement the first Zero Waste Recycling Facility on Abaco as a teaching institution and microeconomic business incubator for young adults and entrepreneurs to learn how to divert waste into new resources.
To implement the first waste to energy system in Abaco to power the Zero Waste Recycling Facility by turning raw sewage and organics into electricity with a technology tested by Tesla’s Solar City.
To develop and implement an Abaco Zero Waste Educational Program with Friends of the Environment and Hope Town Zero Waste to educate youth and young adults about the impact waste has on the natural environment and teach waste diversion strategies.
To expand the Hope Town Zero Waste program material collection system to include the collection of used cooking oil to recycle into bio fuels and used motor oil to recycle into mechanical lubricating oil at the C & C Waste Transfer site.
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