Government Signs Agreement for Recycling System

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is "working to create a policy environment that actively promotes the diversion of waste away from existing disposal sites through prevention, reuse, recycling, and recovery."
April 29, 2019

As "a steady increase in solid waste in the last decade has placed a significant strain on the territory's waste management system and infrastructure..." (Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone), the Ministry of Health and Social Development is "working to create a policy environment that actively promotes the diversion of waste away from existing disposal sites through prevention, reuse, recycling, and recovery."

The government has signed an agreement to implement a recycling system across the Virgin Islands. They have placed recycling bins on Virgin Gorda, Tortola, and the other sister islands, and two recycling trucks will be purchased for use on Virgin Gorda and Tortola. Supplementary funds will also be made available to aid in a recycling strategy to span the Virgin Islands.

This is great news for the BVIs and a step in the right direction to help raise awareness of our local ecological footprint and what individuals can do to help reduce our contribution to the waste stream as well as our carbon footprint.

We feel validated to hear such an initiative is finally being implemented because White Bay Villas has always done what we can to help reduce our environmental footprint. With our quest to become completely off-the-grid, we are continuing to leverage nature's gifts to benefit both the property and the environment while giving our guests the best possible experiences and unique, one-of-a-kind adventures during their stays.

As we are committed to exhibiting leadership by example, White Bay Villas continues softening our environmental footprint and we're excited to see how this new government agreement stretches, and what it will do for our local island communities.

For more information and to read the original article, please visit:

http://www.bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/government-signs-agreement-recycling-system

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