This year, my family and I decided to spend the holidays in the Caribbean: we spent our days under the sun walking on fine white sand enjoying the weather and delicious food. Everything was just like a postcard, except for one detail – trash on beaches. Although waste management may seem easy like child’s play, it is actually quite complicated! We are used to watching … [Read more...] about Garbage: As easy as child’s play?
Sanitary landfills and coral reefs
A solid waste management project in Belize has allowed access to nearly half the population to an appropriate collection and disposal of municipal solid waste. The project has placed the country at the forefront of the sector in Central America and the Caribbean. On a recent trip to Belize to supervise the execution of the Solid Waste Management Project (SWMP), I visited the … [Read more...] about Sanitary landfills and coral reefs
When in Georgetown…
Few weeks ago I was in Georgetown, Washington D.C., reading a newspaper while observing the shoppers walking up and down Wisconsin Ave. In my slightly arrogant “Pro-Europeanism”, and though acknowledging the tremendous developments of the past few years, I am one of those who blame developers and the Government for the wild and often unhealthy gentrification. However, I was … [Read more...] about When in Georgetown…
Cycling for Recycling
In January this year the waste-pickers working at the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill in Guyana received bicycles to ease their commute to the landfill site. The hand-over took place within the framework of the Georgetown Solid-Waste Management Program financed by the Inter-American Development Bank and implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional … [Read more...] about Cycling for Recycling