SABA—All employees of the Public Entity Saba will shortly receive a Dopper reusable, sustainable hard-plastic bottle to eliminate the use of disposable small plastic bottles in government.
The 200 Dopper bottles are donated by the World Wildlife Fund Netherlands WWF NL and are part of the project to construct a water bottling plant on Saba. The plant will produce drinking water in large refillable water containers. From these large containers, which will be placed in dispensers, civil servants can refill their Dopper bottle. The Dopper bottle will boast the name of the new water bottling plant, Saba Splash on one side and the logo of WWF NL on the other side.
Using water dispensers and Dopper bottles means a large reduction of plastic waste. Government will no longer buy small disposable plastic bottles. This will save at least 50,000 small single-use bottles on an annual basis. The water bottling plant near St. John’s is under construction and should be completed before this summer.
The Saba Comprehensive School (SCS) is also switching to reusable, sustainable water bottles. Next week, students and staff will receive a stainless-steel bottle which they can refill at tap points with filtered water at different locations or at the water dispenser in the school cafeteria. The SCS saves an estimated 10.000 small single-use bottles annually with this measure.