A report by James Ellsmoor for Forbes. Last month, Jamaica introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam in a bid to reduce the impact plastic is having on the environment. Before the ban, Jamaica was known to have one of the highest per capita uses of plastic bags in the world, with the average […]

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A report by George Alleyne for Caribbean Life. Barbados will on April 1 begin a phased ban on plastics entering the country for use in sale of goods or to complement sold items, rounding up to an almost total prohibition nine months later. This means that within six weeks the island will no longer import or […]

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A report by Shreya Dasgupta for Mongabay. On Grand Bois, an isolated mountain in southwestern Haiti, researchers and conservation groups have carved out the island nation’s first ever private nature reserve. The new reserve overlaps with the Grand Bois National Park declared by the Haiti government in 2015, and covers about 5 square kilometers (2 square […]

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