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ReGen has finalised EIA terms

ReGen has finalised EIA terms

| 12/10/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The proposed ReGen waste-to-energy facility, which will be burning most of Grand Cayman’s garbage when it is finished, has taken a step forward with the completion of the terms of reference for the environmental impact assessment. Despite allegations last week by the opposition that government had missed a key deadline in the contract negotiations, […]

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Dump project slows but not dead yet

Dump project slows but not dead yet

| 08/10/2021 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The PACT Government has said that the dump deal signed by the previous administration with the Dart Group had left a number of conditions outstanding, many of which were unaddressed due to the complexity of the project. Following allegations made by the opposition that PACT had allowed the ReGen agreement to lapse, Premier Wayne […]

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Plastic dominates huge beach trash haul

Plastic dominates huge beach trash haul

| 22/09/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers celebrated World Clean Up Day last Saturday by picking up over two tons of trash, most of it plastic, from beaches on all three Cayman Islands. In a collective effort at six locations on Grand Cayman as well as on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, 300 volunteers picked up over 4,200 pounds of […]

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Recycling depot opens at Prospect gas station

Recycling depot opens at Prospect gas station

| 06/08/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS) Residents of Prospect, Red Bay and the surrounding area can once again drop off waste for recycling in the neighbourhood, as a local gas station has offered space for the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to put new skips. The area lost its previous recycling depot at Hurley’s mid-February, and since then residents wanting […]

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Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

Dart: WTE won’t hurt incentive to reduce or reuse

| 10/06/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Dart executives have stated that the plan to incinerate and convert the bulk of Cayman’s future garbage into energy will not undermine efforts to reduce and reuse the 100,000 tons of rubbish that the Cayman Islands produce on average each year. The projections for the anticipated increase in waste have emerged from government’s predictions […]

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Dart reports detail $24M dump work

Dart reports detail $24M dump work

| 08/06/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Two recently published reports commissioned by Dart outline the CI$24million worth of work paid for with public cash for the islands’ largest investor to cap the George Town landfill and control the leaching and gas coming off it, based on the deal struck with the previous government just weeks before the election. According to […]

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Dump still home to thousands of scrap cars

Dump still home to thousands of scrap cars

| 04/06/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Thousands of derelict vehicles are still dominating the work of the Department of Environmental Health at the George Town landfill, even as restrictions on the number of scrap cars accepted at the dump each day have been introduced. Decontaminating the vehicles by stripping out oil, other noxious fluids and batteries before crushing and bailing […]

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Dump EIA will take one year to complete

Dump EIA will take one year to complete

| 01/06/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The environmental impact assessment covering the build-out of the nine elements on the current George Town landfill site that will make up the country’s future waste-management facility will take about one year to complete. According to the Terms of Reference document for the EIA, which was released on Monday, it will examine all of […]

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Public to get their say on Dart dump project

Public to get their say on Dart dump project

| 26/05/2021 | 58 Comments

(CNS): As Dart gets down to work on tackling Cayman’s waste-management problem after signing a deal with the previous government just weeks before the election, the islands’ largest landowner and government officials will hold three public meetings next month, according to a government advertisement in local print news. The meetings are steps towards the environmental […]

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Students give families a 900lb lesson in pollution

Students give families a 900lb lesson in pollution

| 19/04/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Student activists from Protect Our Future led a community clean-up event at Safe Haven this weekend and collected more than 900lbs of garbage, including two huge refrigerators, a toilet and a generator. As politicians were horsetrading over who should take the reins of power and be responsible for addressing these mounting problems, the students […]

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Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

Impetus lost on plastic ban, recyling and reuse policies

| 31/03/2021 | 68 Comments

(CNS): The political will to promote more reduction in the waste produced in the Cayman Islands, expand recycling, reuse or repurposing of materials and a ban on single-use plastic appears to have been lost over the last four years, as government officials admitted Friday that things had gone wrong or policies had never been pursued. […]

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