No more plastic!

May 4th, 2019

It’s been a few months since the ban on plastics have been enforced and I just wanted to share my thoughts on the experience.  At first it wasn’t too bad as there were still stores that had plastic bags even after the ban so it seemed the same. Then after a few weeks they started [...]


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 [...]


Are you taking care of your environment?

June 3rd, 2017

Recently I passed by a man who discarded his empty food container on the road.  It pained me to think that the man passed several garbage cans but thought that the road was simply the easiest place to dump his garbage. I happens all the time as persons feel it’s someone else’s problem while we [...]


Do we need to use plastic bags?

June 16th, 2016

Do you want paper or plastic? This is not a request usually made by the typical Jamaican cashier. Often consumers are not asked as their purchases are often placed in large quantities of plastic bags. There are some stores that don’t package consumers’ goods in plastic bags. Instead they offer customers the choice of using [...]


Let’s ban plastic bags!

November 20th, 2010

When you go to the supermarket and the cashier reaches for a bag, do you automatically think you are killing the environment? Well imagine this; plastic bags can last 400 years before they decompose! This means that it is extremely difficult to erase them from our landfills. Consider too the risk they pose to our [...]