Composting sites to accompany Styrofoam ban

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The Ministry of Health and the Environment has confirmed that it will construct several composting sites to help with decomposing the alternative food service products that will replace the polystyrene (Styrofoam) products.

“Instead of dumping the replacement food and drink containers in the Cooks Landfill, the bio-degradable products will be disposed of at the Composting Sites,” the ministry said in a statement on its official Facebook page.

This will be one of the final steps to completing the ban on the importation and use of Styrofoam products in Antigua and Barbuda, a process that starts July 1st, 2017.

This project is being spearheaded by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in partnership with the Department of Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Gilbert Agriculture and Rural Development Center (GARD).

More details on the initiative will be communicated later.

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