Frank Mannette

PROCESS BEGINS: Solid Waste Management Company Ltd employees Frank Mannette, left, and Oba Joseph look at bottles entering the compressor at the beverage recycling unit at Namdevco, Sea Lots, Port of Spain, in 2018.

—Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY

The following article concludes the three-part series submitted by the Environmental Management Authority ahead of World Environment Day 2019, which was celebrated yesterday. These articles focus on the National Environmental Policy, waste recycling and biodiversity.

The Recyclable Solid Waste Collection Project, iCARE, is the first national recycling initiative in Trinidad and Tobago. Operational since 2015 and managed by the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), this Green Fund-sponsored project has been steadily progressing key objectives to expand recycling infrastructure into schools and communities, increase public awareness and participation in recycling and prepare the country for the passage of the EMA’s Waste Rules.

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