On April 1st, the Caribbean island nation of Barbados will be banning single-use plastics. This is a huge step forward in protecting the island’s beautiful ocean environments for generations to come.
But what does this mean exactly? And how does it affect you if you live on the island?
Here’s an in-depth explanation from Sustainable Caribbean examining which plastics will be banned, and how you can help to reduce your plastic footprint even further!
What about businesses who rely on plastics in their operations? How will they transition to life without these plastics?
The plastic ban means that they will have to adapt new alternatives to single-use plastics, and help consumers by providing them with better options. If you own a local business and would like some guidance in the transition away from single-use plastics, here are some great suggestions provided by Sustainable Caribbean:
In the end, the best way to become an ocean hero and help to keep Barbados’ waters healthy and clean is to adopt a re-usable lifestyle. Invest in a re-usable water bottle, cloth bag, and don’t use plastic straws!
Our everyday choices matter, and even though a ban on plastic is a great step forward, it’s up to YOU to keep the island healthy.