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February, 2019

 

Banning plastic: How Jamaica moved to save its environment

Jamaica had a history of having one of the highest per capita uses of plastic bags in the world, with the average national estimated to use around 500 bags each year. The problem of plastic waste has been evident in Jamaica for a prolonged period, and I believe it really just required someone to drive the process. Last month, Jamaica introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam, in a bid to reduce the impact plastic is having on the environment. Before the ban, Jamaica was knownRead More