Government will be introducing a special waste management strategy for the British Virgin Islands during the territory-wide 14 day curfew period.
Minister responsible for health and waste management Carvin Malone said government will roll-out what he described as the seven R’s of the waste management strategy — reform, restrict, reduce, recycle, reuse, return, and rethink.
“Clean plastics bottles, glass and aluminium cans should be stored at home and recycled after the curfew,” Malone said while describing part of that strategy.
Minister Malone said further details on the plan will be announced at a later date. He, however, assured that all stakeholders will be invited to participate and contribute in their areas of expertise.
A for the territory’s immediate waste management needs during the ongoing curfew period, roadside collections of waste have been rolled out to all communities.
Residents are directed to put out their household waste in sealed bags between 6 am and 7 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Recycling Village Competition coming soon
Malone also said government is working on a community recycling initiative which will reward persons who excel during that competition.
“I will announce a village competition for students and households. Or maybe the village that collects the most recyclable items would be awarded laptop computers or other prizes to enhance their learning experience,” Malone stated.
Government is encouraging residents to recycle as much as possible during the ongoing curfew period that ends on Sunday, April 19.
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