Service clubs to push for more recycling

| 14/10/2013

(CNS): In order to reduce the amount of garbage collected and placed in George Town’s ever-growing eye sore, Mount Trashmore, and in the absence of any government initiatives, local service clubs are encouraging residents to take it upon themselves and to start recycle wherever possible. Concerned that people living on the islands are not doing enough to try and recycle because they don’t know where to take the rubbish that can be recycled, the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions clubs are planning a campaign starting next month to urge people to sort and separate their trash for recycling as well as exactly what and where garbage can be recycled — things such as tin cans, glass and plastic.

The club presidents said that Cayman needed to raise the bar with recycling education and awareness.

“Recycling is something that happens daily by residents in other countries, so why aren’t Cayman residents doing the same thing?” a spokesperson for the initiative asked, “Mainly because most residents are unaware of what can be recycled today and where they can recycle these items. We plan to change this with education and to encourage everyone to do their part in keeping Cayman beautiful.”

This community service initiative is the first of its kind, where all the service clubs have joined together on a cause they felt needed the strength of all club members. The launch is taking place on Saturday, 2 November, when members from each of the service clubs will be providing information at each of the grocery stores from 7am to 1pm. Participating in the “Join In” efforts are Foster’s, Hurley’s, Kirk’s and Priced Right.

Although many people are unaware there are a number of sites in Cayman where aluminum cans can be recycled, and while all of the bottles produced by the Cayman Islands Brewery can be returned directly, others can be recycled at Kirks Supermarket, where there are facilities to recycle glass, plastic and aluminum.

Residents are encouraged to begin right away by liking the Facebook page and staying connected to recent updates and information about recycling in Cayman. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There are a lot of people on this island doing recycling for a living.

    Those signs that say we buy scrap metalor that green sticker with the recycle symbol

    those are recycling people and thats whom you see to do your recycle thing. 

    Over the last 5 years many millions of pounds of materials  have left the island.  

     Millions of dollars have been paid out in the community to people doing the recycle thing.

    Perhaps you have seen/heard those commercials on TV With the catchey whistle

    Those commercials are paid for by recycling

    So before you do your recycle promotion and try to reinvent the wheel consider that locals are

    doing it and  you just dont know it. 



  2. Anonymous says:

    Big SHOUT OUT for the service club  initiative. We all need to recycle from home. Love the idea.

    all my support

  3. Anonymous says:

    This educational program is sorely needed. I would like to recycle at my home but honestly, I don't know how to start and what needs to be done. Cuddos to the service clubs for hosting this. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Why don't you get a dictionary for Christmas and educate yourself on the spelling of "kudos"?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ignore the idiot worrying about your spelling.

      You can start separating glass from plastic and put them in two separate containers, bags, boxes, etc.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to all the service club members that recycle at the recycle centre on dump road

    Look for Banners that say we buy scrap metal /cash for trash

    They are open monday thru saturday 

  5. Anonymous says:

    because all recycling bins are in Wrong places at fosters. They should be at the entrance or exit at car park where people can see. Food and dog tins can be recycle but it would only at the dump. All bars and restaurants should be force to recycle bottles and cans.