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Volunteers clear 400 pounds of debris from West Bay mangroves

Volunteers taking part in a World Biodiversity Day clean-up removed more than 400 pounds of debris from the West Bay mangrove wetlands around Safehaven on Sunday, 23 May.

Families join forces with Protect Our Future

On Saturday morning, 65 volunteers - mostly children and their families - joined the Protect Our Future students in a community cleanup event at...
Spotter Bay Clean Up March 28 2021 2- PFC

East End beach clean nets 1,120 pounds of rubbish

For Ocean Conservation Month in collaboration with The Guy Harvey Foundation and Protect Our Future, Plastic Free Cayman co-hosted a huge beach clean event at Spotter Bay in East End on Sunday March 28th.

Volunteers remove 1.5 tons of trash from Little Cayman beaches

Thirty volunteers removed more than 1.5 tons of trash from the shores around Little Cayman over the weekend, including at one beach that had so much debris on it, the clean-up teams described it as being like a 'small landfill'.

Volunteers remove 822 pounds of trash from beaches

More than 100 volunteers removed 822 pounds of mostly plastic trash from beaches at South Sound on Saturday morning as part of Pirates Week clean-ups.

More than 1,000 pounds of trash removed in beach clean-ups

Plastic Free Cayman held two beach clean-ups last weekend to help dispose of large amounts of plastics and microplastics that have washed up on local shores.

COVID-19 prompts increased use of plastics

While the COVID-19 lockdown has led to a reduction in fuel emissions with fewer cars on the road, local health protocols have increased the use of plastics.

COVID-19 brings new pollution challenge

With face masks now mandatory in many indoor areas during the COVID-19 crisis, the careless dumping of these disposable items has become the latest...

Plastic Free Cayman pleased with ban proposal

Plastic Free Cayman has welcomed planned recommendation for legislation banning certain single-use plastic items effective January 2021.

Committee recommends plastics ban by Jan 2021

Cayman’s Single-Use Plastics (SUP) stakeholder committee has said it will recommend legislation banning certain single-use plastics with a January 2021 start date.

12,000 pieces of litter removed in two hours

More than 80 people turned out on Sunday in George Town to clean the streets, collecting more than 12,000 pieces of litter in two hours.

George Town clean-up planned

Plastic Free Cayman will hold its first area clean-up of the year in George Town on Sunday morning, 5 Jan.

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Gov’t: We’re committed to plastics policy

Ministry of Environment officials said they remain committed to addressing Cayman’s single-use plastics usage.

Single-use plastics policy meeting cancelled

Local environmental groups have expressed disappointment over the cancellation of the second meeting of the government-initiated single-use plastic steering committee and the absence of...

Pirates to plunder plastics

Cayman pirates are taking a stand against plastic. The Pirates Week Festival and Plastic Free Cayman are partnering for the second year for the Pirates...

Nearly one ton of plastics cleared from Brac beaches

Try to visualise 1,857 pounds of trash – enough to fill 87 tall kitchen trash bags.

Shoe Tree drives plastic debate

South Sound has changed drastically over the past decade with housing developments and condominiums filling in the beachfront stretch of road. For better or worse, however, one landmark has remained: the ‘Shoe Tree’.

Government considering single-use plastics ban

Government has set up a committee to consider whether to ban single-use plastics.

Clean-up crew plucks 540 pounds of trash off beach

More than 50 volunteers removed 540 pounds of rubbish from Sand Hole Beach in West Bay on Saturday morning as part of a Plastic Free Cayman clean-up.

Students hold anti-plastic, anti-port demonstration

Cayman schoolchildren gathered on the steps of the Government Administration Building on Friday to call on the government to take urgent steps to protect the local environment.

Plastic-ban announcement was an April Fools’ Day ruse

Hundreds of Cayman residents woke up to big news Monday morning, with the announcement on Plastic Free Cayman’s Facebook page that government banned single-use plastic items for import and resale.

The Jimi Hendrix bottle cap experience

The spirit of rock legend Jimi Hendrix has been revived in a spectacular 8-foot artwork made entirely from recycled bottle caps.

Governor pitches in on Barefoot Beach cleanup

Governor Martyn Roper got down and dirty on Saturday, lending a hand in the latest beach cleanup sponsored by Plastic Free Cayman and Red Sail Sports.

Rare seabirds making nests from plastic debris

On a rocky stretch of beach on Cayman Brac, a rare seabird has made its nest on a carpet of plastic bottles, broken pipe and other ocean debris.

Barkers cleanup draws 75 volunteers

As much of the island was recovering from Friday night’s Pirates Week kickoff celebration, 75 volunteers spent their Saturday morning combing the beach at Barkers in West Bay to collect more than 500 pounds of trash and recyclables.

EDITORIAL – Preventing plastic from despoiling our beaches

Full-time government beautification and cleanup crews would be able to keep Cayman’s persistent trash problems in check, yielding a pristine environment to be enjoyed by Cayman’s residents and visitors, alike

Bottles top list of plastic waste

A new report by Plastic Free Cayman analyzes more than 6.5 tons of plastic trash the organization’s volunteers collected during 12 cleanup events over the past year.

Schools join beach cleanup efforts

More than 120 volunteers, including students, parents, teachers and community members, took part in an effort to clean up a previously pristine East End beach on Sunday.

Plastic-shelled crab found at beach cleanup

Images of crabs using plastic and other items as shells are plastered on websites throughout the internet, but Jennifer Moseley never saw one in person until she participated in Plastic Free Cayman’s beach cleanup Saturday at Beach Bay.

‘Elephant’ suddenly appears in Cayman

Carlo Lee, 29, the artist who created the 8-foot-high elephant trash sculpture that appeared recently along Esterley Tibbetts Highway, in a field just north of Lime Tree Bay Avenue, said he wanted to make a point about Cayman’s trash issue.
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Trash cleanup planned for Sunday on Outpost Road

Plastic Free Cayman and Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman are sponsoring a trash cleanup at a pond on Outpost Road on Sunday from 8-10 a.m.

National Gallery hosts family activity day

Kid-friendly activities are at the heart of Under the Sea Family Day, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Volunteers participate in North Sound inlet cleanup

More than 50 volunteers cleared 2,343 pounds of garbage from the area north of Sparkys Drive in George Town’s industrial zone on Sunday morning.

EDITORIAL: Cleaning up our act – on roadways, beaches and lots

The Cayman Islands are already known as one of the most beautiful, most stable and safest destinations in the Caribbean. Wouldn’t it be equally desirable to be thought of as one of the cleanest as well?

Earth Day clean up gets new look

Clean up efforts for Cayman’s Earth Day 2018 Saturday were not limited to local streets and beaches.

Cayman Islands prepares for Earth Day this weekend

Several organizations are hosting events throughout the Cayman Islands to mark Earth Day on Saturday, April 21.

175 people turn out for SafeHaven beach cleanup

Volunteers cleared 2,500 pounds of garbage from the beach and mangroves at SafeHaven on Saturday morning.

Tackling the growing plastic problem

A photograph taken last month of three young children staring out to sea from a North Side beach strewn with plastic debris and other garbage brought home to many in Cayman the prevalence of the islands’ plastic pollution problem.

Garbage eating ‘Seabin’ goes on patrol in Cayman

Imagine a bin that collects trash for you. The “Seabin” – capable of scooping half a ton of garbage from the water per year – went on patrol at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club Tuesday.

1,100 pounds of garbage plucked from beach

Volunteers cleared more than 1,100 pounds of trash from Beach Bay beach in Bodden Town on Sunday as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness in Cayman about the environmental dangers of plastic products.

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