Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Measuring recyclables shipped overseas

Measuring recyclables shipped overseas

| 28/02/2019 | 1 Comment

What are the units for the recyclables shipped from Cayman, ie per tonne, cubic foot or something else? Auntie’s answer: This question arose from a reader’s comment to a previous column on recycling (see Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?) which explained where goods such as plastics, cardboard and aluminium cans are shipped and how […]

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Why can’t we recycle all plastics?

Why can’t we recycle all plastics?

| 20/02/2019 | 4 Comments

I attempt to recycle everything I can and even make product choices based on packaging. My question is, since all the recyclables are shipped off island for processing anyway, why are we only recycling types 1 and 2 of plastic through the DoE? Surely it would be to Cayman’s benefit to send everything we can […]

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Separated recycled items mixed during collection

Separated recycled items mixed during collection

| 14/02/2019 | 10 Comments

I was dropping off some recycling at Kirk Market when I saw that all recycling containers are dumped into the same truck. Why do we need to sort recycling if that’s the case? Couldn’t we have one big recycling bin instead? Auntie’s answer: This is a very timely question as the Department of Environmental Health […]

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Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?

Where do Cayman’s recyclables wind up?

| 24/01/2019 | 4 Comments

As the US reroutes their recycling to Southeast Asia, rumour has it that Cayman’s recycling (and possibly the rest of the Caribbean’s recycling) is being held in limbo or is costing the Cayman Islands Government more $$$ to ship off Island. I know you’ve answered questions about recycling before but could you find out where […]

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Parting ways with your Christmas tree

Parting ways with your Christmas tree

| 10/01/2019 | 0 Comments

If you do not place your Christmas tree in one of the bins that the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has put out by their deadline, what are the options for dealing with the tree? Auntie’s answer: While I can’t really take issue with the 18 January cut-off date to drop off your Christmas tree, […]

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Recycling time for Christmas trees

Recycling time for Christmas trees

| 08/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): There is still time for Cayman Islands residents to take part in the Christmas tree recycling programme organised every year by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH). The programme aims to reduce the amount of waste entering the George Town landfill by recycling natural Christmas trees into mulch.

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Used cars an unsightly part of West Bay Road

Used cars an unsightly part of West Bay Road

| 06/01/2019 | 3 Comments

I know this question has come up before, but why can’t the National Roads Authority properly police the parking of “For Sale” vehicles opposite Queen’s Court? Every day I pass this collection of cars and realtors’ “For Sale” signs assembled alongside one of Cayman’s most prominent tourist roadways. What a mess.

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Is pollution monitored in Cayman?

Is pollution monitored in Cayman?

| 06/12/2018 | 5 Comments

Do we have any pollution monitoring here on the island? Ocean water quality, air quality, anything? Are there any statistics, on any topic? On the WHO website it seemed we are the only country that is not proactive in regards to these matters. Auntie’s answer: This is one of those questions that necessitated input from […]

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Upset about Sunday construction noise

Upset about Sunday construction noise

| 20/11/2018 | 2 Comments

I wonder if you could shed some light on construction on Sundays. There is a new apartment complex being built next to two existing complexes and we expect noise from the site during the week, but we are extremely disturbed that during the weekends, on both Saturdays and Sundays work continues.  From 8am until about […]

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What ingredients are in local packaged foods?

What ingredients are in local packaged foods?

| 14/11/2018 | 4 Comments

Almost all locally made packaged food products sold in the supermarkets, whether baked goods, ice cream, sauces, etc., do not carry any ingredients list on them. This goes for products bought by the supermarkets (e.g. bulla, ice cream) and for products made by the supermarkets (e.g. bread). I’d love to support local, but I also don’t […]

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