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 Margriet Verleg for Recycling. Belize and Guatemala are the latest countries to join UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign to ‘drastically reduce the consumption of single-use plastics and eradicate the use of microbeads’. Jamaica will start implementing a ban on plastic bags, styrofoam and straws next year. Already on board are Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, […]

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