Wednesday 21 August, 2019

VIDEO: CaPRI presents findings on plastic pollution

Dr Suzanne Shaw, Director of Sustainability at CaPRI.

Dr Suzanne Shaw, Director of Sustainability at CaPRI.

Jamaica is moving towards the ban of single-use plastic, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness scheduled to outline plans shortly on the island’s move to combat plastic and styrofoam pollution.

This, after Cabinet set up a multi-stakeholder working group in March to investigate the use and disposal of plastic packaging materials in Jamaica and the impact on the environment.

CAPRI, towards the end of last year had launched a study, proposing a solution to the significant use and improper disposal of single-use bags.

It was these findings that were recently presented at a recently Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI)-hosted public forum.

Watch as videographer Marlon Reid captures snippets of the forum.

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