JET Responds to Today’s Government Announcement on Plastic and Styrofoam Bans

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Great news on a Monday morning!
I don’t know how many times I have written, blogged and spoken about the need for ACTION on plastics. Several Caribbean countries have now announced measures to curb this curse. This morning – in the aftermath of the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15, which again saw a huge level of participation – there was the long-awaited announcement by Minister Without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Daryl Vaz regarding a ban on plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam containers. Even more significantly perhaps, a plan is taking shape to deal with the matter of plastic bottles, as noted below.