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While people’s green efforts may end once they throw their recyclables into the multi-coloured bins at local supermarkets, that is only the beginning of the journey for those plastics and tins.
The closure of the recycling depot at Grand Harbour over the weekend has left the Department of Environmental Health in search of a new location for residents of the Red Bay and Prospect communities to deposit recyclables.
Caribbean Utilities Company has implemented a programme that so far has exported the equivalent of almost three "football fields" of recyclable materials, including electrical transformers, waste oil, rubber, copper, steel, brass, aluminium, streetlights, wire, wood and concrete.
The Department of Environmental Health has placed new recycling containers for public use in the eastern districts.
The Department of Environmental Health has stressed the need for more recycling efforts after it collected more than 700 tons of materials during its bulk waste campaign in late 2019.
Over the past few years the world has become more and more aware of the very serious and real damage plastic is doing to...
I have been visiting George Town for approximately 20 years. In the beginning, recycling was not an option. It always felt odd to throw so many items in the garbage.
Currently, we are deterring people from continuing to recycle, causing the most detrimental part of our island, the dump, to expand at a rapid rate.
North Siders are now able to drop off glass and plastic for recycling at an expanded depot in the district.
The spirit of rock legend Jimi Hendrix has been revived in a spectacular 8-foot artwork made entirely from recycled bottle caps.
A local tavern owner envisions a future where recycling no longer involves separating various plastics and hauling them to dedicated dumpsters in the corner of a supermarket parking lot.
Cayman’s primary school children are literally singing the praises of recycling and waste reduction, with four schools submitting “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” jingles for an Earth Month competition hosted by the Department of Environmental Health.
I would also recommend that [supermarkets] use paper containers that are more eco-friendly and are compostable.
A company run by Junior Achievement students has found a way to cut down on the number of used tires that end up in the George Town landfill by recycling them into colorful pet beds and eye-catching plant holders.
Cayman has a problem with waste. Anyone who has taken part in a beach clean-up will be familiar with the amount of plastic rubbish that washes up on the sand, while last month the Cayman Compass reported on the issues around recycling efficiently on-island.
Two teenagers, Jade and Luke Barnard, have begun a small-scale recycling business in West Bay at the Shores and at Highlands to encourage people to recycle their trash.
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The trouble with “feel-good solutions” is they offer the illusion of progress without addressing the problem. Mollified by the soothing certainty that “someone” is doing “something,” we drift ever farther from any meaningful mitigation or resolution.
The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health says it is busily catching up on the waste it recycles.
I write to you as a concerned resident. I have lived in Grand Cayman for a very long time. I have always felt good about living here, but lately I don’t quite understand where our civic pride has gone.
Recycling containers are in place throughout Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac for people to drop off their old phone books for recycling.Yello’s annual Yellow2Green recycling program started last week, culminating the weekend before Earth Day, which falls on April 23.
Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new plan for the George Town landfill, including a waste-to-energy plant to incinerate waste. The new waste management strategy calls for capping the landfill, creating a new recycling facility on the site and reducing the amount of waste going into the landfill by 95 percent.
Turning trash into electricity in a waste-to-energy plant is a central part of government’s new national waste management plan, which includes no new landfill site. Jim Schubert, the senior project manager, said the plant would be key to achieving the ambitious target of diverting 95 percent of waste from landfill.
Cutting and splitting wood on a hot day might not be an idea of fun for most people. But for one local known as “Cayman’s recycling king,” it can be good for the pocketbook.
The government’s Department of Environmental Health will take over private recycling efforts at seven “curbside” depots throughout Grand Cayman on Wednesday.
Starting June 1, private collection and recycling company Junk, owned by former Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Rolston Anglin, will no longer service Cayman’s seven recycling depots.
Doing their part for the planet on Earth Day, Year 5 students at Edna M. Moyle Primary School in North Side took the opportunity to educate their fellow students about the serious issue of waste, advocating for the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.
The Cayman Islands Yellow Pages has collected more than 21,000 used phone directories through its annual Yellow2Green recycling program, organizers said.
New recycling drop-off depots have been set up at parks and beaches across the island in a new initiative to help divert more waste away from the George Town landfill site.
A hands-on presentation on the local mangrove population was one of the latest events taking place on Cayman Brac marking Earth Month.
If there’s anyone who can be considered the embodiment of the saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” Bodden Town resident Emile Levy fits the bill.
Collection bins are in place throughout Grand Cayman for people to drop off their old phone books for recycling.
After five previous unsuccessful attempts to find a buyer for a mountain of scrapped tires at the George Town landfill, officials now plan to pay a recycling firm to get rid of them.
Author says recycling bins at supermarkets are not set up properly.
The theme for government in 2015 may well have been “The Year of the Report.” Ministers and civil servants have been going through a yearlong review of the EY Report, which calls for numerous government reforms.
The Department of Environmental Health will be putting its new wood grinding machine, nicknamed “The Beast,” into action in the New Year’s to recycle Christmas trees.
The GREEN team organized a high schol beach cleanup on 21 November.
In irony almost beyond words (but not quite), the government's "solution" to the George Town dump site is to make it permanent.
The failure to identify a new site for landfill undermines government’s attempts to develop a long-term waste management strategy, critics have warned.
With Christmas just around the corner, one school is coming up with an innovative and environmentally friendly way for students to help celebrate the season.
Artist Maureen Lazarus will be presenting her latest "recycled art" works in the Community Gallery at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands through the first two weeks of December.
The Cayman Islands Brewery garnered a number of medals at the 5th Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival in St. Maarten held earlier this month.
Government is working to get more recycling stations set up around the islands in the beginning of next year, according to Jim Schubert with the Public Works Department.
Over the past decade, the Cayman Islands public healthcare system has failed to collect some $120 million in debts owed for services rendered. (That's a lot of jetways!)
Many types of birds make their nests on Cayman Brac’s cliffs and rocky shores, but due to an unfortunate chance convergence of ocean currents, its rugged coastline also accumulates masses of floating garbage.
In large measure, this PPM government was elected on the singular campaign promise that it had the solution to the George Town Landfill — and it didn’t.
Recommendations in the new solid waste management strategy, essentially what to do with the George Town landfill, focus on how government can prolong the dump’s useful life beyond summer 2021.
Here’s our feedback on government's National Solid Waste Management Strategy: Decide what you’re going to do about our country’s solid waste problem — and then do it.
Consultants say the George Town landfill will reach capacity by summer of 2021 unless a new strategy for managing solid waste is introduced. A new National Solid Waste Management Strategy for the Cayman Islands, released for public consultation Monday, estimates that even with all of the recommendations to reduce and recycle trash, the George Town landfill would have only “a limited number of years” beyond 2021.
In a small but significant development, with implications for the Cayman Islands, Hawaii has opened the world’s first Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant.
Thirteen teenagers learned about sustainability and environmental issues thanks to United World Colleges.
A new space for artists will be available in Camana Bay over the next five weeks.
The second annual Glow Run 5K attracted 635 registered runners on Saturday, more than double the number that signed up for the inaugural event in 2014.
The possibility of using garbage fumes from the George Town Landfill to produce electricity should be investigated, a consultant’s report recommends.
Health City Cayman Islands has announced plans for a “solar farm” at the East End site that will help meet just under half of the hospital’s power requirements.
Independent "lone wolf" politicians might find themselves on the endangered species list when the Cayman Islands adopts single-member constituencies.
If Cayman's solid waste management operations remain in George Town, who's going to run in the "dump district?"
The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens is collecting used eye glasses and sunglasses as part of a charitable recycling program.
Grand Cayman will eventually need a new landfill site as an integral part of its waste management plan, project manager Jim Schubert confirmed.
Environmentally-minded residents of Cayman Brac have set up a group on the island to help create a more effective recycling program for the Brac and Little Cayman and to cut down on waste in the islands’ landfills.
Students at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre are making recycling fashionable – literally – by creating dresses from recycled materials.
Closing and capping large areas of the George Town landfill will likely be the only way to lessen the potential environmental impact on the North Sound, according to consultants conducting tests at the site.
A roundup of local business briefs.
James Schubert, Cayman's solid waste management chief, was asked a direct question. He responded with a direct (and we would suggest, honest) answer.
Touted as the first of its kind in the Caribbean, a love lock wall has been installed on The Paseo in Camana Bay.
Premier Alden McLaughlin insists he has not bitten off more than he can chew by taking on the landfill problem to add to his growing list of ministerial responsibilities.
The Editorial Board has compiled selections from some of the most provocative editorials published in the Cayman Compass this year, at least in our opinion.
A review of developments with the George Town landfill in 2014.
An infrastructure fund that will allow Cayman Islands residents to invest in major capital works will be registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Association in January and will be in a position to bid for public and private sector projects in 2015, according to its founder.
The majority of respondents to a caymancompass.com online poll would simply pay the price if there were a charge for trash collection.
Polar explorer and climate change campaigner Parker Liautaud gave a presentation to St. Ignatius students on Wednesday.