Study on the Economic Impact of Plastic Pollution in Antigua and Barbuda now available


In 2019 with Norad support, IUCN launched the Plastic Waste Free Islands (PWFI) project, aiming to reduce plastic waste generation and leakage into the ocean in island nations in the Pacific and Caribbean regions.

An economic assessment was conducted as part of the project in Antigua and Barbuda. The study examined the impacts of marine plastics on the fisheries and tourism sectors and the costs and benefits of implementing a national recycling system.

This is a summary of the full report which is available here in English: Antigua and Barbuda

The summary is also available in French and Spanish. The work of Plastic Waste Free Islands was funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – Norad.  A graphical summary of the impacts for the Caribbean can be read here.

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  1. Wow 😳😳 wow wow There is no doubt the implementation of us disusing the plastic bags and other materials is indeed a success to our environment but what I am seeing today under the leadership of the the Minister of the Environment and Health we are going down the slope into a Fail State I know that it’s hard for some of us to believe Brothers and Sisters look at the signs We can’t even control and plan our Garbage Collection the state is getting filthy Our Health Service is depleting look at how many Puplic Clinic around the Country are Closed Where is the Minister where is the Solid Waste Where is Environment Division Where is APUA Where is the Minister of Public Works

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