Haitians who survived their country’s devastating earthquake have a tremendous burden to bear when it comes to getting back to normalcy. How can all that rubble be removed and how can Haitians rebuild? This is not really a time one would think about recycling, but if they don’t recycle, exactly where will all that rubble go?
Could you really dig holes wide enough and deep enough for all of the poor-quality concrete/cement/brick buildings that collapsed? Perhaps. But instead, Independence Recycling of Florida is working on plans to transport two mobile crushing and screening plants that will recycle construction debris for reuse when Haiti starts rebuilding. Or, should we say when foreign investors start rebuilding Haiti?
According to an article in American Recycler, the recycling company may be participating in a 10-year recovery program being planned for Haiti. The first phase is demolition, then rebuilding. That means jobs for Haitians, I hope.
Independence Recycling says the jobs for locals will be manual, at first, but they plan to also train some to handle the equipment. I truly hope this is the case not only for this recycling company, but all foreign companies that stand to gain financially from this tragedy.