USVI Glass Recovery

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The USVI Glass Recovery project was funded through the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands through the Island Spirits Fund with additional funding support provided by The Ocean Conservancy. This project builds from marine debris research and citizen science efforts that have been coordinated throughout the USVI such as the annual Coastweeks and Great Mangrove Cleanups. Data from these efforts have identified beverage bottles (both plastic and glass) as being the most prevalent debris type found along our coastlines and mangrove shorelines. Using this data, this project aims to recycle glass beverage bottles by crushing them back into sand and glass cullets that will be used primarily for the purpose of filling sandbags and other industrial applications such as concrete and asphalt aggregate mixing. 

Learn More About Our Program!

See below for different ways we are able to utilize recycled crushed glass.

Glass Recovery by the Numbers

6,852
Total Number of Glass Beverage Bottles Crushed
3,705
lbs of Glass Bottles Crushed
161
Number of Sandbags Created

Where is Glass Currently Accepted?

Thanks to our community partners, you can drop off your glass at several locations.

St. Thomas Locations 

University of the Virgin Islands  General Inquiry Form

Red Hook Plaza with Rotary Eco - E-mail dougkwhite@gmail.com to coordinate.

Mandahl Bay with Camp Umoja - E-mail mswallacefrancis@yahoo.com to coordinate.

St. Croix Locations 

Anna's Hope with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. Drop-off of glass still pending.

Additional Information

 

Contact Us!

Our team is happy to help you!

Office Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1672 
E-mail: St. Thomas (howard.forbes@uvi.edu
Website: http://vimas.uvi.edu
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