Green VI is purchasing two recycling trucks while government is making “supplementary funds” available to improve waste management operations in the territory.
The purchase of these trucks — which will service the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda — is part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the Ministry of Health and Green VI on April 12.
This MOU will also see government furnishing Green VI with what it describes as ‘data to refine and implement innovative ways to increase the efficiency of the recycling process’.
Health Minister Carvin Malone said his ministry is now in the process of facilitating alternative measures of waste disposal to help address the growing solid waste issue throughout the territory.
This will involve the implementation of policies geared towards increasing the recycling initiative
A media release from the ministry said such policies will “actively
“We have to look into ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. We cannot continue to look for additional spaces in terms of dumpsites and we surely cannot continue to build mountains of waste because it is unsustainable,” Malone argued.
Meanwhile, one of the MOU’s signatories for Green VI, Vanessa King, said she is happy to see such a project finally in motion.
“We’ve been working on the ground for a long time, hand-in-hand with the government in trying to create a very green BVI ahead of the green space for us and future generations of the BVI,” she said.
This agreement between
Malone, in the meantime, said there are plans to get more parties on board to increase the recycling volume.
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