Recyclers at Mile 3 Transfer Station, November 2014 A feeling of sadness ran through me as Carmelita told me about her life growing up in the “jungle”. The “jungle” as Belize City residents would know, was the old unsightly dumpsite at mile 3 on the George Price Highway that used to overwhelm the outskirts of Belize City with a horrible stench. Prior to the Solid Waste … [Read more...] about Recycling for a better life
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User, WFinch I’m sure most of us heard this question (Are you listening?) from our parents at some point while growing up. Let’s not get into details here, but overall why were they asking, although I’m not a parent myself (yet) I think it is obvious they were expecting a sign indicating that we got the point, that in the future we … [Read more...] about Are you listening?
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 Belize Shows the Caribbean How to Better Manage Waste Products