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    Minister: Trinidad & Tobago Should Recycle Waste

    By Keith R | November 24, 2006

    Topics: Environmental Protection, Waste & Recycling | 3 Comments »

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    From the Tobago News online:

    Sandy: Govt should establish waste recycling plant in Tobago

    Agriculture, Marine Resources and the Environment Secretary Hilton Sandy has suggested that Government establish the first waste recycling plant in Tobago as a pilot project.

    He said there was money to be made in recycling plastic items, as well as creating employment.

    Sandy who was speaking at the opening session of the National Solid Waste Round Table at the Mount Irvine Bay Hotel on Friday said it was his personal view that a recycling plant should be established at the Beetham dump in Trinidad. He said there was a “lot of plastic coming down the drain and this is money coming down the drain”.

    He said a recycling plant in Tobago could assist T&TEC generate electricity, adding that household waste should first be tackled. “We collect waste and store waste, but we are polluting when we store waste,” he said.

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    3 Responses to “Minister: Trinidad & Tobago Should Recycle Waste”

    1. Admin Says:

      Trinidad and Tobago and all other Latin and South American countries now have far more reasons to recycle waste; reports on almost whole flocks of sea bird chicks dying only with plastic in their stomachs should be a huge concern to all not including that of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report delivered in Paris earlier this year. Anything we can do to slow environmental degradation and save on fossil fuels will help us all globally.

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    2. Keith R Says:

      Hi Linda, and welcome to The Temas Blog. Hope you return again soon and often. Thanks for the comment and for the link about the teach-in.

    3. Heather Harris Says:

      As a home-owner in Trinidad and someone very concerned with how the environment is taking a beating with plastic, I am wondering what alternatives are available to me to be \green\. What do I do with the plastic that I have. How do I dispose of it? I want to teach my children how to recycle. Let me know what options are available in Trinidad

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