Clarence Thomas (CTL) finds opportunities to be earth conscious in the British Virgin Islands
CTL is steadily moving closer to opening the new store in Fish Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
CTL. is committed to using local, recycled materials where applicable for the build of their new location in Fish Bay. CTL has recently mixed an estimated 10,000 pounds of recycled glass with concrete to use for the flooring of the main office.
The glass aggregate is being provided by a local organization, Green & Clean VI Ltd., and other glass waste sourced from the construction site. The flooring is one of many projects that support CTL’s efforts to incorporate eco-friendly materials, while holding to a commitment to build environmentally responsible in the BVI.
Micheal Thomas stated, “There is so much glass on these islands that we can recycle and reuse in a positive way, without crowding the landfills”.
He plans to use any leftover glass from the floor project in a very similar process around the CTL store sidewalks and entrances leading into the new store.
The repurposed glass in the concrete mix replaces some of the gravel that would normally be used in a standard concrete mixture. The newly added glass is not currently exposed in the floors present curing stage. A second phase will be completed at the end of July, when the floor will be grinded down to expose the glass aggregate particles, and covered with a clear sealant to reveal a one of a kind glass particle finish.
The new CTL Fish Bay location that will service Tortola and the surrounding British Virgin Islands remains on schedule to open in December 2015.
David Thomas informed, “It’s exciting to share the progress of our new store”. Pictures of the construction progress are shared regularly on the Clarence Thomas Limited Facebook page.”