Robert Bezeau, Creator/Owner
Originally from Canada, Robert came to Bocas several years ago and has had his hand in many projects throughout this time. Robert spearheaded the Bocas recycling program in 2012, where he and some volunteers, and a few part time workers, made a positive change in the cleanliness of the islands beaches and town. In a short amount of time, it was staggering to see the amount of recycled materials being removed from the garbage, and saved from being burned or buried in the only one landfill. He estimates “that we have over 1 million bottles that we accumulated, during the period of 1.5 years he collected the bottles”. The recycling program was a breath of fresh air for the islands residents and many tourists visiting annually.
Message from Robert
People have changed. The world has changed. If we got to a point where we need to drink water in plastic bottles, we surely have changed! Humans have now reached an increasing volume of 7.3 billion people on the planet. If each one of us drink only one bottle a day, we are looking at 2.6 trillion bottles a year. Where are they? Where do they go?
Why are developed countries of the world, working so hard to recycle a small percentage of the volume of plastic bottles being discarded, when the developing countries which are greater in volume, have not yet realized what is happening to the planet, with the immense plastic problem we face.
Unless developed countries organize, unite, and educate the developing countries, and give them an incentive to pick-up and reuse the plastic bottles already discarded, we all loose!
I want the world to realize that we can reuse plastic bottles in many other applications such as:
1 - Home insulation
2 - Rapid temporary shelters after disasters
3 - Buildings for animal’s on farms
4 - Building swimming pools
5 - Water catchment tanks
6 - Septic tanks
7 - Agriculture water ways (land drainage)
8 - Commercial warehouse construction
9 - Barns
10 - Roads
In fact, we can reuse the plastic bottles in so many applications, that they could become endangered species.