Tag: recycling

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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Battery causes another small fire at dump

Battery causes another small fire at dump

| 22/02/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Another small fire at the George Town dump last week was caused by a phone battery, officials said. Fortunately, this time the smoldering battery was spotted by the Department of Environmental Health team, who managed to put the fire out before it became a dangerous blaze. Officials said that this is the third incident […]

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Mount Trashmore and recycled politicians

Mount Trashmore and recycled politicians

| 19/02/2021

(CNS): The George Town dump has been a national crisis through the past six administrations, starting with the UDP government in power when Grand Cayman was hit by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, followed by the first PPM government, which took over in 2005, in which Arden McLean, who has since left the party and currently […]

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Recycling finally available in East End

Recycling finally available in East End

| 14/09/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Four years after the Department of Environmental Health took over collecting the recycling at supermarkets around Grand Cayman, a request by residents to place recycling containers in East End, the only district in Grand Cayman that did not have any, has been granted. Before these units were placed by the Captain George Dixon Park […]

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Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

| 18/10/2019 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The government has issued a rare official statement relating to the negotiations between it and the Dart-led consortium that was selected to tackle the dump and the Cayman Islands’ wider garbage management issues. The short statement said that Decco (Dart’s general contractor) will begin capping and covering the “main mound” at the George Town […]

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Ministry ignores questions over dump

Ministry ignores questions over dump

| 10/10/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): This Friday marks the two-year anniversary since government picked the DECCO-led consortium to deal with the long-awaited waste management project and tackle the ever-growing dump in George Town. But despite the passage of 24 months, no contract has been signed and the ministry continues to ignore questions about the status of the talks or […]

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WTE garbage needs may not fit CIG policy

WTE garbage needs may not fit CIG policy

| 18/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A representative of the Dart-led consortium selected as the preferred bidder to roll out a national waste-management system has said that when the project gets underway, the waste-to-energy plant will need more than 85,000 tonnes of garbage to produce around 7.5 megawatts of energy per year, or about 8% of Grand Cayman’s energy needs. […]

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead?

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About 125 miles of fishing line recycled by DoE

About 125 miles of fishing line recycled by DoE

| 11/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Since the Department of Environment (DoE) installed its fishing line recycling bins around the islands around three years ago, at least 300lbs has now been shipped overseas for recycling in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and US recycler Berkley Fishing, according to a DoE Facebook post. The collected line is recycled […]

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No let up on rubbish collection troubles

No let up on rubbish collection troubles

| 02/01/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health issued notices over the holidays apologising to residents in parts of Bodden Town, East End and West Bay for delays in collection. The beleaguered department ended 2018 rather as it did 2017, with more challenges over the domestic pick-up, raising further concerns that 2019 is not going to be […]

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DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

| 13/12/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has added three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots, with more on the way. Two more skips have been placed at the recycling depot located at Kirk Market for plastic and mixed paper and an additional skip went to Hurley’s in Grand Harbour for plastics. “We […]

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