Invitation: Haitian Recycling Conference (July 23-24, 2011)

  • Posted on: 8 July 2011
  • By: Bryan Schaaf
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Below is an invitation to a recycling conference that will be held at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort outside of Port au Prince July 23-24, 2011.  If you have been to Port au Prince, then you have seen the plastic bottles clogging up drainage canals throughout the city.  This is one of many vulnerabilities during the rainy season. Nationwide recycling would create jobs and clean up Haiti's ever growing cities.  To learn more about Ramase Lajan (Gather the Money) visit Haiti Recycling website.  Recycling plastic, rubble, and trash could become important components of Haiti’s reconstruction.    


Dear Friends,


We invite you to join us at the Ramase Lajan Program Launch Event July 23rd & 24th at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At the Program Launch Event you will have the opportunity to learn how Ramase Lajan spurs sustainable job creation, improves sanitation and fights the spread of disease. You will discover how easily you can get involved in this groundbreaking new program and get an inside look into Ramase Lajan’s structure, the physical equipment used and the program’s innovative franchisee model. All of this will take place in the beautiful backdrop of Wahoo Bay Beach Resort and in the company of other Haitian business leaders, NGO’s and donors. Attend any of our scheduled sessions on Saturday July 23rd at 11AM and 5PM or Sunday July 24th at 11AM and 2PM.  Attendees will also enjoy complimentary food, beverages sun and fun at Haiti’s favorite family beach resort!


The Problem: Currently very little plastic is being recycled in Haiti and few see plastic as a commodity that can be sold on the world market. Hence, the streets and canals are filled with plastic, and as heavy rains pour into clogged canals, dirty, disease infected water pours out. All over, mountains of discarded plastic reduce sanitary conditions and mar the natural beauty of Haiti.  Through the leadership of Haiti Recycling, some plastic is being collected and recycled but the logistics of getting to their main facility limit the ability to scale up plastic collection. Many collectors must walk and wait for days to get paid on the plastic collected. Ramase Lajan creates plastic recycling centers across the country, addresses these issues and turns mountains of litter into miles of opportunity. We estimate the need for approximately 2,000 recycling centers around Haiti to maximize employment, cleanup and processing of plastics. As we build up Haitian capacity to recycle plastic it opens up opportunities for plastic from the Dominican Republic and other islands to be processed in Haiti.


Please save the date and join CSS International Holdings and Executives Without Borders at the Ramase Lajan Program Launch Event July 23rd - 24th at Wahoo Bay Beach Resort! Please feel free to forward this invitation to the National Conference on Plastic Recycling. We will be in touch soon with more details about this exciting event and look forward to seeing you at Wahoo Bay. To RSVP, email us at For more information regarding Ramase Lajan, its impact and how you can get involved please visit our website


For more information on CSS International Holdings please visit our website


For more information on Executives Without Borders please visit our website www.execwb

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