Goodbye plastic!

October 12th, 2018

If you have ever gone to the supermarket then you are familiar with the sight of endless plastic bags.  Sometimes the bags are doubled as they can hardly accommodate the groceries.  There is hardly any Jamaican home that does not have a ‘stash’ of these plastic bags. Where do these bags usually end up? In [...]


Why can’t we recycle more?

May 15th, 2018

My daughter recently got an assignment that required her to make an item that could be used out of material that would normally been discarded. It was an interesting assignment and she had a lot of fun deciding on what to make and which materials to use. I started thinking why don’t we all try [...]


Why do we have so much garbage?

January 29th, 2018

I have a pet peeve. I hate seeing garbage piled up everywhere in the city. Sometimes I wonder if no one else sees or smells what I do! Is it possible that as a people we have gone ‘blind’ to the garbage? There is so much garbage that after a while persons walk by without [...]


Do you dispose of your waste properly?

August 1st, 2017

I was cruising down Highway 2000 and enjoying the scenery when suddenly I felt as if something had brushed against my cheek before it flew past my window.  I was startled and turned around to see what had caused the strange sensation. In the distance I could see debris on the road. The driver of [...]


Are you careful of how you dispose of your garbage?

July 7th, 2016

I have a pet peeve and it’s the way Jamaicans dispose of our garbage. They often seem to unconsciously decide that when they throw it out the window while walking or driving along the road, it will magically find its way to the garbage bin. As a result of this nonchalant view, there are unsightly [...]