NATIONWIDE BAN COMING JANUARY 2020
The Bahamas is a string of islands scattered across hundreds of miles of vast, pristine turquoise seas. But there is a flip side to this “paradise” that we call home. Our delicate ecosystem, which is fundamental to our health and livelihoods, is in danger if we don’t break our habit of plastic & styrofoam use.
This is not a new problem. For decades, we’ve watched plastic trash accumulate in our waters, on our beaches and all around us. In an effort to develop an effective solution to our crippling landfill and dump site issues, the Ministry of Environment & Housing is working to eradicate one of the largest and more burdensome contributors.
It’s time to wake up. The Bahamas is joining a host of enlightened countries that are banning single-use plastics and styrofoam. Because we are going to make it EVEN Better in The Bahamas.
WHAT IS BEING BANNED ?
The way we consume plastics and styrofoam in The Bahamas is both unsustainable and hazardous to our health, environment and economy.
effective January 1, 2020, the importation of single-use plastic and styrofoam products will be banned.
The Ministry of Environment and Housing will also move to make the release of balloons into the air illegal, as they end up in our oceans, releasing toxins and injuring marine life.
ARE YOU OK WITH THIS?
The goal of the 2020 Plastic Ban is to raise awareness about our national plastic waste crisis. We aim to inspire our island nation to switch gears and embrace the change.
Here’s what you can do to reduce your consumption of single-use plastics and help spread the word.