The Interceptor 004, a vessel that will gather plastics o the Ozama River and prevent them from reaching the Caribbean Sea, has already set sail for the Dominican Republic from Rotterdam port in the Netherlands. The NGO Countries Under The Ocean Cleanup, which donated the vessel, tweeted the announcement. “Last night in Rotterdam, we said […]

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A report by Palko Karasz for the New York Times. Come for the beaches, say tourism ads for the Dominican Republic. But it has some beaches you might want to skip right now. The Caribbean nation is known for sapphire seas and ivory beaches, but it is grappling with waves of garbage washing up on […]

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The Yucatan Times reports that seven countries in the Caribbean region—Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas—will ban the use of single-use plastic from January 1, 2020. Starting January 1st, 2020, single-use plastics and polystyrene will be banned in seven Caribbean countries, with the main objective of preventing ocean pollution […]

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