Dart stops glass recycling citing ‘safety’ concerns

| 07/11/2022 | 162 Comments
Cayman News Service
Sign at Camana Bay (from social media)

(CNS): After ten years of crushing glass and using it in construction, the islands’ biggest developer has abruptly ceased recycling, citing unspecified safety concerns and ageing equipment. A sign at the Camana Bay recycling centre erected over the weekend stating that glass would no longer be recycled caused a stir on social media.

This means that Cayman’s woefully inadequate recycling programme is about to get even smaller, as the Department of Environmental Health has said the glass will now be going straight into the dump until another solution can be found.

Dart said the glass crushing programme, which began in 2012, has diverted thousands of glass containers from the landfill and has been used in fill and concrete across the group’s many development projects. But the industrial crusher it uses is now nearing the end of its life.

“After a decade of continuous use, the glass crusher is nearing the end of its productive life cycle,” a spokesperson from the organisation told CNS. “Operations at its current location are ceasing owing to safety concerns. We are currently exploring ways in which short-term operations can resume while long-term, larger glass recycling options are integrated into ReGen, the Cayman Islands Government’s National Solid Waste Management Strategy.”

While the safety concerns have not been spelt out, speculation that it related to CUC cutting power to the crusher as a result of the new airport connector works was refuted by both the power provider and the NRA. It is understood that the power line to the machine crosses a canal but this has always been the case and has not changed due to the new road.

The DEH issued a press release Monday telling people it would no longer accept glass for recycling at the various depots and that they should put glass into their regular garbage. Up until now, the DEH collected the glass deposited at all the recycling locations and took it to Dart’s glass crushing facility.

“Over the years we have worked in partnership with Dart in the processing of glass for recycling. We want to express our gratitude to this stakeholder as we seek alternative arrangements for the recycling of glass. The DEH currently doesn’t have the facilities to carry out this processing,” explained DEH Director Richard Simms.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    If we all dropped our glass off at the old Hyatt property, it might vastly improve (colorfully) the look of the derelict property.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    In Belize they collect and, get this, reuse soda and beer bottles. Absolutely ridiculous not to.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Can you not see that they are just putting this on the government? The government has had warning of this for a long long time and has done nothing to sort it.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    08@12:45 pm – Exactly! We’ve gone backwards in many ways in 50 years. Back in 60s Bodden Town where and when I was growing up we could trade a bottle back for a small rebate (a penny I think). Later on there was a soda bottler on Easter Ave. which used to buy back their bottles (Darts CDG building now).

    Now, after 10 years of trying to get broad buy-in then cultivating active participation in bottle recycling and crushing, we must return to dumping them??

    Simpky because a few Govts have been too nearsighted, lazy, inept or dependent on Dart to consider it. It’s a public service.

    They can waste public $$$ on each Minister’s fad of the month, trips, chauffered rented SUVS, OfReg SUVS, etc.,etc.

    Government is one if the biggest customers of tarmac and concrete, which Dart was using the crushed glass for. So why don’t they assign some funds to buy their own glasscrusher?

    PACT, We can see you being blindsided by this but you can step up to the plate and fix this, now. NOT as part of the yet- unfinished ReGen deal. Don’t kick this bottle down the road!

    Do the right thing now!

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  5. why not use a heavy roller and build an enclosure and keep rolling and storing the crushed glass for use by the NRA for road works, repairs etc.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Or this “greenwash” PACT regime could just allocate a drop of their frittered-away budgets to upgrade crusher and milling machines and carry on. They could even pile the glass balls and resell this material to construction at a later date, or export. Dummies.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Is there perhaps a market for glass-bottom boats used for tourism say, or for waring nations looking for their flagships, etc?

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  7. Truth says:

    Can you see CIG trying to recycle glass? They can’t even make a dump work. Caymanians can’t do anything Dart can. That’s why they hate and need him so much.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Whoa there sunshine…CIG may be one thing. But there are a lot of very capable Caymanians in the private sector who are as good as, if not more able than their foreign counterparts!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Caymanians can’t elect ethical ministers. YES, the blame is on the electorate for the horrible direction of the country. Sorry for the reality check cowboy!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Whoa there homer …. More able?

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      • Truth says:

        Why don’t they step up? Will CIG respect them like they do Dart? Honest question. I think they are smart enough to not get in business deals with CIG and maybe that’s why they can’t.

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        • Anonymous says:

          From where I’m sitting, for over 20 years DART has had an unquenchable thirst for complex blank cheque exchange agreements with CIG, and they just keep on signing them. You are partially correct that these are rarely business deals for us beyond maybe a superficial quid pro quo deliverable, executed with the bare-minimum of resources and later abandoned in favour of a real objective. Dart understand that Cayman has illiterate politicians and a public with even shorter memory. The public pays twice by financing something we needed to do anyway, while also surrendering a valuable crown asset or responsibility that the dim administrators can’t competently manage. CIG can’t even competently supervise the concessions surrendered, or the preconditions that were attached.

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    • Anonymous says:

      DART isn’t selling any verifiable expertise in their bids, and lately the proposals are entirely missing. We’ve been watching them screw us for 20+ years.

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  8. True Brit says:

    It’s all the Governor’s fault for not telling Rishi to cough up for a new fully loaded glass crusher and send it along with the next batch of vaccines.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh I really miss the Pop Shoppe and their recycling. We seem to have gone backwards on progress.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ll just be dumping all my glass in the aluminum bins until DEH can get their shit sorted out.

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  11. Kman says:

    We should all just boycott Dart’s businesses then he and PACT government will finally invest in a National Recycling Plant. I think he’s using this as an excuse because of the deal he made with PPM might not have been legally approved. The man is a vulture capitalist and only cares about making money. The 3 major supermarket chains + the 3 major hardware stores which are all Caymanian owned could pay for a Recycling Center if they really care about our islands and people yet they are just like Dart. This is so sad but lets all start a petition to show the world how far behind we really are.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I’ll be boycotting all the businesses who have not provided free recycling services to the community for ten years.

      Which leaves me shopping at only Foster’s and Dart owned businesses. But hey, I’ll survive.

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      • Anonymous says:

        And in one fell swoop you ignore Kirks who have substantial recycling bins on their property and have for years. DART is not our savior and neither are you.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Kirk’s allows the DEH to position the bins there, cost to them =$0 outside of that, they do nothing.

          Try again.

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          • Anonymous says:

            And the glass a Kirk’s was taken to Dart. By the way … when has the Kirkconnell empire EVER done anything for the greater good of Cayman if it cost them money?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Mmmmm, not really up on all the ownership structures on the island, but I’m pretty sure Dart has stakes in at least 2 supermarkets, both major gasoline suppliers and of course the brewery.
      Not saying a boycott couldn’t work, just that it might be hard to find a non-Dart business for your daily needs.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Just as the conniving Dart organization planned. Yet the majority of people when the vocal complained just told us to shut up we would be nowhere with out him.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Oh yes, the cunning plan Dart devised , crushing our glass free of charge for 10 years. And then stopping it in order to…. Man’s an evil genius.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not really up on….
        Pretty sure…

        You sound like Fox News.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    No money in it, and ultimately Dart is all about. . .

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    • Anonymous says:

      Not Dart’s responsibility.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why don’t you open up a glass recycling facility? It makes absolutely no money for Dart to do it.

      Kudos to him for starting to call the government on their pandering garbage.

      Without Dart every homeowner on this island would lose 10% in equity minimum.

      So tired of hearing everyone complain, as if they would do any better.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    caymana bay islands! lol! our ancestors would be so ashamed!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Our ancestors would be more ashamed of the unethical ministers that get re-elected term after term after term. Stupidity is entrenched here.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Except you are not stuck!

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  15. Anonymous says:

    This is why I recycle with Junk.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    So the PACT government has:

    1. Found money to give themselves a pay increase (first task)
    2. Found money to feed every government school kid, even if their parents were willing to continue feeding them as most of them always did.
    3. Found a monthly stipend for anyone who could say the word “tourist”.
    4. Found money to send Ministers and hangers-on all around the world as if Covid-19 no longer exists.
    5. Found money to open up air routes to where family and friends might want to travel TO rather than where tourist might want to come FROM.
    etc. etc. etc.

    But after all this time they can’t find money to put a glass crusher or shredder/grinder for tree trimmings at the dump?

    It must be nice to live in EnviroWaynesWorld.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t take much to crush glass…CIG.

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    • Anon345 says:

      I was thinking that. Why not just buy a new machine? if they knew it was nearing the end of its then why not order one ahead of time. not rocket science…

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  18. Just Say No to Dart says:

    But I thought the Dart family was here for us? Or is that what they and some of our world class civil servants in his Pocket keep trying to brainwash Caymanians with his mind conditioning propaganda .This is once again a subtle reminder of letting those like Dart and other private entities control certain aspects of both or economy and government responsibilities.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if this whole thing is Dart putting pressure on DEH for the ReGen project or something else. The sign says to contact DEH, but the glass crusher was Dart’s? It sounds like when the owner of the land next to Smith’s Cove said he was going to sell and everyone publicly freaked out and prompted the government to buy the land.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I’m only speculating but if someone came up to me and said Dart is starting a glass recycling programme to primarily offset his concrete/construction costs and at the same time creating more favourable optics with regard to the community I wouldn’t disagree. I generally abhor what Dart has done in Cayman but on this one I’ll give them a pass, it’s not their responsibility to set up and manage an island wide recycling outfit for everyone, that should be our Govt or some privately contracted venture.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Except that they were gifted the contract (without proposal) for management of our waste.

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        • Anonymous says:

          I seem to recall many moons ago (but could be wrong) that this project was put out to tender and Dart/DECCO’s proposal accepted? Don’t get me wrong I am not a Dart fan either, just trying to be objective and fair.

    • Anonymous says:

      They probably found someone to buy it overseas for the same use…..

    • Anonymous says:

      Dart is Caymanian. Don’t forget that. He’s one of your own.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Seek professional help.

    • Anonymous says:

      OK, so what have ‘Generational Caymanians’ done to fix the dump and related issues? NOT A DAMN THING! Other than blaming problems on Expats, Jamaicans, Canadians, the UK, and those pesky raccoons. All the hand-wringing will not solve problems – time to grow up.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I agree that the landfill and related issues should have been fixed long ago but everyone expat and locals are responsible for the pollution. If you ever drank from a disposable container, purchase anything in a bottle or cardboard or metal container you are also responsible. This is not really a nationality thing but some do produce more garbage than others. We are all in this together.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just making excuses for the generational ineptitude of the elected leaders of Cayman.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I remember a big headline in the Compass about 5 or 6 years ago that said the government had done 25 years of talk on the dump without doing anything. It’s more than 30 years now. What a bunch of overpaid fools – Arden, Ozzie, Joey and now Wayne.

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please! You didn’t really think DART was here for us though? This was the most convenient place for the group to come and dazzle the ” want to be rich and uppity” among us . They got quite a bit of our little island including rebates so we expected them to be good citizens. I guess all their roads and buildings are completed so they have no need for the crushed glass. The least they could have done was to give the DEH and wider community a few days notice. As Maya Angelou said ” when someone shows you who they are, believe them. Now DEH and Mr. Binns please have a chat with your Minister on getting our own crushing machine,

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Maybe if we use all the bottles for messages to float across the world, – ‘help, we’re stuck on an Island, our Govt postures to help the environment but doesn’t do anything’ perhaps a recipient somewhere might intervene. Before you mock the idea, is anything else working ? 😐

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  20. Anonymous says:

    More population more consumers ??? Stop the madness Cayman, We cannot sustain this extremely foolish notion of increasing our population. For what ? more pollution and garbage. World class Garbage.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    So the DEH has had ten years to make provisions to take this on but has failed to pull their thumbs out?

    #worldclass

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Stop blaming Dart for everything, do something yourself! The island of losers!

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Lol, rich Dart looking for a handout.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    So we have four 737 Max 8s but we can afford a glass crusher.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Question – When did it become DARTS responsibility to recycle the glass? Y’all talking like they the government! How much money the government make on stamp duty, customs duty, work permits and they cant buy a glass crusher????

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    • Anonymous says:

      How much money has Dart saved on duty exemptions and waivers. Why can’t he afford to buy a new one or keep in good repair?

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    • Anonymous says:

      The administration of GT landfill rests with DART

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      • Anonymous says:

        I guess you aren’t up on current affairs- the deal still isn’t finalised, so Dart isn’t responsible for the admin of the dump.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is not my responsibility to pick up trash on the street, but I do it all the time. Something to do with looking after my community. A responsibility I share with many.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Me too, and also on the neglected beaches around the island as I walk my dog. I was brought up that way and it’s ingrained behaviour now. We can all do our part as a community of responsible families.

    • Caymanian says:

      @07/11/2022 at 10:20 pm – Answer – Dart contributes significantly to the amount of glass products imported to and sold in the Cayman Islands through the Dart organization’s businesses such as Blackbeard’s Liquors, Big Daddy’s Liquors and their partnership in various hotels here. In today’s world, corporations of all sizes and resources make it a part of their operating strategy to exercise a level of corporate responsibility, as being cognizant of such responsibility is not only the cultural norm in today’s society, but most often it is expected (if not demanded) by their customers and employees. No corporation wants to be called out on social media or in the mainstream media for neglecting to do their part to reduce waste and pollution, greenhouse gasses, global warming, etc.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The government is always looking for the private sector to pay for things so that they have enough money to go on their globetrotting jollies and to basically bribe voters right before election time with free fridge, paved driveways etc. Private sector and charities have to pay for school supplies, pay for school lunches for hungry kids, pay to erect bus stops and on and on and on. When something like this happens, they gladly deflect the blame to Dart or some other private sector entity.

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  26. Anonymous says:

    I am curious – why do people think it is Dart’s responsibility to deal with the entire island’s glass rubbish? And if this is such a big deal, why didn’t the DEH do it themselves for the past 40 years?

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  27. Anonymous says:

    all beer and drinks in 12 oz bottles should be banned…. a shocking waste of resources and environmental damage for such a tiny amount of liquid.
    switch to cans asap…..not perfect, but currently better option than glass.

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  28. Anonymous says:

    an obvious spat between dart and cig and dart making cig look 3rd world…. which is easily done.
    why does cig rely on private sector for basic recycling?

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  29. Anonymous says:

    So many irrational whiners posting on this. It is not Dart’s responsibility to provide glass recycling to the island. They provided this service for 10 years, but they are under no obligation to purchase another piece of machinery to do this.

    Get the damn ReGen deal completed.

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  30. Anonymous says:

    So, with the all flap all these years about recycling and the dump in general, we are still depending on Dart to fix the garbage problem?

    ….and the band plays on….

    Successive Governments’ Rubbish!!

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  31. Anonymous says:

    Lucky for me that all my glass goes back to the Cayman Islands Brewery where it gets reused AND I get $2 off my next case. 🍻

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  32. Numb skulls stay numb says:

    Although this is not welcome news, the amount of money CIG has squandered on past landfill studies that highlighted their dereliction might have paid for a crusher in every district.
    They just buried their heads in the sand and hoped every four years the solid waste problem would go away (burn itself away). You can blame private enterprise for actually doing something about it and then pulling the plug but CIG has owned this mess from inception.
    They ought to ultimately own the long term solution, but they of course won’t.

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  33. Anonymous says:

    As someone has already highlighted about the liquor stores – make it a condition of their license to sell bottled alcohol that they provide a means of ethical disposal. Big Daddy’s, Jacque Scott, Blackbeard, CDG all make enough money to club together to buy a glass crusher. Put the onus on the private sector.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Three of the four on your list are owned by Dart.

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      • Anonymous says:

        But there’s others – Tortuga. Liquor for Less, Tasting Room, etc. This is much more than just the Dart issue you want to make it. And what about all the grocery products sold in glass – should Dart deal with that instead if Kirk’s, Foster’s and Hurley’s, too? The glass rubbish in my household is mostly from the grocery stores.

    • Anonymous says:

      And all the bars and restaurants should be forced to recycle as well. They’re already putting everything in the garbage.

  34. Anon says:

    This would be comical if it wasn’t such an embarrassment. The elected officials and chief-officers/directors of this island could screw up a 1 car parade!
    No planning, no proactivity, no forethought.

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  35. Lorrie Furniss says:

    Why does Cayman always need to be codependent and lay blame elsewhere? We cannot depend upon DART. We cannot depend upon anyone but ourselves. Our politicians need to step us in unity and protect our resources and our interests. For example, the store you purchased the glass, plastic or other vessel from and paid for, should deal with how the empties are disposed. After all, the vendor pays duty to government and if we return the vessel, we should get credit in the store. I’m just saying, or throwing that out there….

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  36. Anonymous says:

    So Dart has been exclusively recycling glass on island for 10 years at no cost to the public or the government? Thank you Dart, perhaps going forward some local businesses would be willing to pick up the expense to continue this practice?

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  37. Anonymous says:

    If you were handling a glass recycling effort for free, getting the building material you actively use for free and then started an enterprise where you were being paid to manage garbage and recycling, and you could sell that building material to yourself, would it not make sense to find an excuse to get out of the freebee business and then when the time was right, go get the money for crushing those bottles?

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  38. Anonymous says:

    Dart doesn’t do Corporate Social Responsibility voluntarily or to proportionate scale of enterprise. They are net takers, rarely givers, unless it suits some other end. When will we reflect on their history and factor it into how we deal with them?

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  39. Anonymous says:

    Most of the glass come from dart sold beer and wine bottles but they can’t afford a new crusher!

    Is there anyone left on island that still believes dart wants to improve things for caymanians?

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    • Anonymous says:

      So when exactly did Jacques Scott, Big Daddy’s and all the other locally owned liquor outlets (or any business for that matter) offer up any recycling options. Never!

      Your pathetic Dart bashing is getting old. Give it a rest or seek some professional help.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Dart owns Big Daddy’s and makes life very hard for Jacques Scott because of their monopoly. Caybrew had to sell out to Dart because they were going to pull all their products from Camana Bay, Kimpton, Westin, Hampton Inn, Yacht Club, Big Daddy’s, Blackbeards and all his other places. Small business owners have no chance with his duty concessions

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      • Anonymous says:

        Dart owns Big Daddy’s!

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      • Anonymous says:

        It behooves me to say in this regard but this opportunity is for the Caymanian entrepreneurs to take the lead and create a Caymanian glass recycling site hiring exclusively hard working Caymanian workforce. Implement 10 cents and 25 cents deposit refunds just like they do in Alberta Canada. Easy way to hire Caymanians with a stable highly recession proof jobs

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      • Won Hu Noes says:

        Dear Pathetic Dartarse Kisser:

        YOU are the one that needs to check your idiocy problem!

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      • Anonymous says:

        You do realize big daddy’s is owned by dart? No professional help needed to understand a that Dart sells more glass than anyone else on island.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Dart bought Bug Daddy’s like he has most strategic entities

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      • Anonymous says:

        Doesn’t DART own Big Daddy’s. Haven’t the prominent shareholders of Jacques Scott literally toiled to build the foundations of Cayman and funded everything from Lions to Rotary without any quid pro quo other than a better community for them to live and walk around in?

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  40. Anonymous says:

    Dart wants to increase usuagw if styrofoam and solo cups

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  41. Anonymous says:

    so just store it in its own pile at the dump. when the solution is found they will be ready.

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  42. Mumbichi says:

    I looked into glass recycling about four years ago. At that time, and probably now, the closest place was Miami. Miami suffers no shortage of incoming product, and therefore there were fairly tight requirements. These were my findings:

    1. We could send raw bottles, unsorted, and lose money on the cost of shipping them vs. the gain of sales.

    2. Most recycling entities in Miami accept glass that is sorted, crushed to a specific degree, and bagged in special bags. This scenario would require a staging area — probably at the various dumps to sort the glass colour. Some recyclers prefer that the labels are removed. This scenario also requires industrial glass crushers and specific bags.

    3. I could not discover a collection of variables which would allow us to break even, let alone a modest profit. We have to remember that the industrial recyclers in the U.S. have no shortage of pre-approved, packaged and incoming glass.

    4. We will have to somehow go well outside of the traditional box to make this work.

    5. My own personal opinion is that if Mr. Dart desires to be embraced by his adoptive territory, he might take a loss to make this work. This would be something good for all of us.

    Life is short Mr. Dart. You can’t take it with you, but you might be able to tip the balance of judgement. I guess we will see, Sir, if our view of the afterlife is accurate.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Ken Dart. Cayman’s Elon Musk.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Or, you could do it.

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      • Mumbichi says:

        If you read what I wrote, you would discover that, no, I couldn’t do it, because I am not rich and cannot afford to operate at a loss.

        If I were a 6+ billionaire, and relatively recently welcomed to an island paradise, I might consider a project in which I took a loss and greatly benefited my adoptive brethren.

        Of course, I’d have to actually BE a billionaire to get into that mindset. I have no problems with Mr. Dart or his works. I think he could do more on a fundamental infrastructural level to benefit his last resting place.

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    • Anonymous says:

      …”I guess we will see, Sir, if our view of the afterlife is accurate”.

      Yea, but you and I won’t be around to witness it! Current reality is what matters and what we can influence.

      • Mumbichi says:

        I don’t care. I’ve seen a lot and traveled a lot and communed with lots of people and felt the Earth under my feet in many places.

        You live your life as you see fit, by your own rules. It’s a good thing.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Lol – if you think Mr. Dart will ever be embraced by the majority of Caymanians, you are delusional.

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  43. Anonymous says:

    Camana Bay really seems to have gone down hill a lot the last few years. Dart seems to care less and less and this just seems to be yet another example.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Dart the majority of what he wants now, as well as Cayman status, so what would he care about now?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Dart never cared. They are only interested in what will play to get what they really want. Always an angle.

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    • Anonymous says:

      It REALLY took a turn during lockdown, but it did seem to go downhill prior to that.
      Such a shame, Camana Bay used to really look first rate, whomever is responsible for the property maintenance/landscaping should have a talking to.

    • Henry Morgan says:

      yes probably the new senior management trying to save costs.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanian here. I used to want my kids to work at dart as I thought they cared and my kids could progress. Not any more, the whole organization just seems to have lost its way. I now feel sorry for the people that work there.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Surely you mean “Downtown George Town” and not “Camana Bay”?

      Camana Bay is packed on a Saturday night; downtown is dead.

      Financial services firms are vacating downtown and moving to new facilities at Camana Bay.

      A new specialist hospital is being built at Camana Bay.

      Camana Bay has excellent sporting and fitness facilities.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Really not a Dart fan but been around long enough to see GT turn into a ghost town while Dart went ahead and did exactly what CIG should have done to revitalise GT decades ago. GT has always been an excellent spot for mixed use (residential and commercial) activities. Like many have already said those ministers we have placed our trust in for all those decades have successively failed us with complete lack of vision and foresight.

    • Anonymous says:

      Right! He’s fully assimilated and is now behaving like a CAYMANIAN!

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  44. Anonymous says:

    Extremely poor planning – I’m sure they didn’t just wake up this morning and discover the machine was aging. What shockingly poor behavior from an organization that is likely already the single largest stressor on the island’s natural environment. Abysmal.

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  45. Elvis says:

    I could always see through this.
    What a pane.
    Get it?

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  46. Anonymous says:

    Tantrum? Looks silly and quite beneath them.

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  47. Anonymous says:

    Boss Dart and his crews of managers will straiten things out, don’t you little people worry about that. It will just get added onto the cost of making the new waste disposal plant!

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  48. Anonymous says:

    Good thing Dart got all those Duty exemptions…….

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  49. Anonymous says:

    Complete and utter failure by CIG.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Contrary to popular belief, DART and CIG (for the most part) remain separate entities.

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    • Anonymous says:

      4:14 pm the only sensible comment so far. Why is everyone bashing Dart here? They provided a service free of charge for 10 years and in that time Government couldn’t do a thing to step up and plan ahead? Good god.

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        Free of charge? Waste they directly profited from the production of as MOST glass bottles in Cayman appear to be imported by them through their various companies, and then used by them as aggregate and fill all while processing green credentials in consequence. Providing the public of Cayman with a service? Boy, that Cool aid strong!

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          9:50 pm Logic alludes you. If they didn’t provide the service (without charging anyone), all the glass would wind up at the dump, and be an additional burden/tax on the general public. Truth be known, Dart was socially responsible and started glass recycling initially for its tenants and Dart-owned entities. The public caught wind of this and liked the idea, and persuaded Dart to open up its service to the public. If you think Dart profited financially from this, think again. Do you realize how labour and $$ intense it is to empty the bins, clean the glass, clean the bins and run the crusher machine? All for a few bits of glass dust to add to brick pavers and landscaping? Give your head a serious shake if you think this a viable business venture.

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            I never suggested it was a viable business venture. It is not. DART however has a responsibility, both given their stature and their disdain for the dump – leaving aside they are the primary importer of glass and user of aggregate, and spouter of “green” credentials.

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