Tag: Recycling

Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

Why can’t you recycle at the airport?

| 29/04/2019 | 3 Comments

I asked one of the cleaners at the airport where I should put my soda can and was told to put it in the garbage. Why are there no recycling points at the airport? Auntie’s answer: I must admit I was taken aback by this question, as it didn’t seem possible that a freshly renovated […]

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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 | 11 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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Recycling options limited on Sister Islands

Recycling options limited on Sister Islands

| 22/10/2018 | 4 Comments

We enjoy recycling opportunities including aluminium, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper, tyres, batteries and others. It is my understanding that the Sister Islands do not have collection and recycling for glass, plastic, cardboard or paper. Can you confirm whether this is true and, if so, find out why not? They may be small, but both islands appear […]

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Recyclables and garbage are kept separate

Recyclables and garbage are kept separate

| 17/10/2018 | 1 Comment

I was told that separating trash into recycling material and regular material doesn’t make sense because the recycling material collected at the collecting stations (supermarkets) gets dumped into the same dump truck as the regular trash. This was witnessed by someone I know. Could you do some investigative research and let us know what happens to […]

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National Trust promotes green start to school

National Trust promotes green start to school

| 10/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of the beginning of the school year, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands has joined two initiatives to encourage students to recycle. The Trust is now a registered collection centre for the Crayola “ColorCycle” and Elmer’s “Glue Crew” recycling programmes. The initiative, which began 9 August, will continue throughout the […]

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Recycling in Cayman not a waste

Recycling in Cayman not a waste

| 22/07/2018 | 24 Comments

A month ago, Foster’s Food Fair gave me a recycling box (kudos to FFF) which I have since been using to throw out my cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium. I dutifully bring the items in the box to the proper recycling bins by Kirk supermarket. Recently someone told me it’s pointless to recycle here because […]

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Concerned about official recycling efforts

Concerned about official recycling efforts

| 20/04/2018 | 15 Comments

With all the recent uncertainty surrounding the management at DEH, how can we be sure that what we place in the recycling bins around the island is actually being recycled? Auntie’s answer: I have not yet received a reply to your question from the Department of Environmental Health, but just this morning they sent out […]

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