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Caribbean nation Barbados bans single-use plastic products

Bridgetown. The Caribbean island of Barbados will ban single-use plastic products in the future. The law will take effect April 1, 2019, and will affect the island's imports and sales. The new law includes products such as disposable cutlery, straws and plastic bottles. Plastic bags, on the other hand, will not be banned until Jan. 1, 2020. Some exceptions, such as in medicine, will exist from the future plastic ban.

Nature conservation plays a major role for Barbados. This is because the country is a popular tourist destination. Every year, more than 600,000 tourists come to see the paradise island. Therefore, the protection and cleaning of the environment is of great importance from both an economic and environmental point of view.

"Barbados must be a country guided by values. We have great expectations of ourselves," said Kirk Humphrey, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy. "We want to be a country that, when it speaks to the world, is seen as an environmentally friendly country with an environmentally conscious goal. Barbados, he said, not only wants to ban single-use plastic, but also to be free of fossil fuels in the future, for example.

Other countries such as Taiwan and Kenya have also already banned single-use plastic products.

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

2 thoughts on “Karibikstaat Barbados verbietet Einwegprodukte aus Plastik”

  1. I admire you people who fight against the mainstream and the acquired bad convenience of plastic use. I myself have, I think, the realization that it is a crime against our descendants to use plastic and where you can start yourself, but often can not implement it due to my own convenience or lack of time. And that's how most people feel. And the plastic manufacturers know this too and they smile at your efforts. Therefore there must be simply a radical prohibition for the production (like the CFC prohibition at that time), because otherwise simply in such a way one continues as before probably with a few lip-service of theoretical environmentalists, but our organism earth is not helped thereby, since humans continue to multiply like a bacterium.
    Nevertheless, I can only say: keep it up, even the longest path begins with the first step......and.......if you save even one living creature, it is as if you save the whole creation.
    My respect to Cristoph and the many comrades-in-arms.

    1. Hello Michael,
      Thank you so much for your comment. This quote comes directly to my mind, "What is an ocean if not a vast collection of tiny drops of water." 🙂
      Every burlap bag, every piece of plastic trash picked up, and every reusable water bottle helps make the world a more beautiful place.
      Of course, it is a long way. But every path that has been walked has begun with the first steps.
      All love

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