Beach clean-up marks World Oceans Day


  • As Govt moves towards eradicating single-use-plastics

DPI, GUYANA, Saturday, June 9, 2018

A wide cross-section of Guyanese and Sol staff turned out early this morning to participate in Sol Guyana’s clean-up of the beach along the Kingston Seawall.

The activity was in observation of World Oceans Day which was observed on Friday. General Manager of Sol Guyana Incorporated, Liz Wyatt, commended the government’s efforts to eradicate the use of plastic.

“I think it’s fantastic,” she said. Plastic shopping bags and other single-use plastics are to be phased out starting in three years as part of Guyana’s commitment to a greener planet.

This clean-up effort comes at a time when a national conversation on the proposed ban of plastic shopping bags and other single-use plastics. It is expected that the ban will be implemented in three years.

According to Head of the Department of Environment, Ndibi Schwiers, the recommended ban laid before the Cabinet states that there be prohibition on the import, manufacture and sale of single-use plastic bags and products.

Wyatt noted that Sol Guyana “as a company, is always concerned about the environment, we thought we’d come out and make it greener,” Wyatt said.

By: Tiffny Rhodius.

Images: Keno George.