Grenada Takes a Decisive Step Towards Waste Through Recycling

The Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority (GSWMA) has initiated two projects, which signal an essential shift in Waste Management for the country and the OECS region. ​ On July 25, Grenada’s Recycle OECS Model Demonstration project was launched. The following day, July 26, GSWMA’s officially commissioned its last remaining cell at the Perseverance Landfill – the only Landfill facility on Grenada’s mainland.

Grenada is one of two OECS Member States selected to stage Recycle OECS Model Demonstration projects. Minister for Climate Resilience, the Environment and Renewable Energy, Hon. Kerryne James, in her feature address at the Recycle OECS demonstration launch, said this marks a turning point for the sector and that “The coming into being of the Recycle OECS Model project in Grenada comes at a time when the GSWMA is at the crossroads of changing the way waste will be managed in Grenada as we advance.” The Minister further stated that the model’s success depends on a “whole of society” approach and commitment and discipline in adapting to new approaches to the management of waste and healthy partnerships, “and Grenada is up to the task!”

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