WHAT CAN THE TOURISM SECTOR DO TO CONTRIBUTE TO A CLEAN AND GREEN BELIZE?
On 20 March 2018, Cabinet approved a phase-out of single-use plastic by 2019 with the objective of reducing the amount of plastics that enter Belize’s waste stream and polluting our environment, transitioning to biodegradable products, and protecting human health from the negative effects of plastic pollution.
What will be phased out?
The phase-out approved on 20 March 2018 targets single-use disposable plastics and Styrofoam products. The specific products to be phased-out are:
How will the phase out be executed?
On July 2018, an implementation plan for the phase out was completed focusing on five areas:
Below is a list of companies that supply biodegradable alternatives to plastic. This list is constantly updated. If you supply biodegradables, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
|Plastic Packaging Supplies Ltd||David Heredia||4 Tigris St Belize City Belizeemail@example.com|
|Eco-Friendly Solutions||Luis Garcia||3 ½ Miles, George Price Highway, Belize City||2225083/6157718||
|The Added Touch||Robin McCutcheon||Corner Cleghorn and Bakadeer Streets, Belize Cityfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Castellanos Imports||Luis Miguel Castellanos||#72 George Price Highway, Benque Viejo, Cayoemail@example.com
|Madisco||Maria Gonzalez||1894-5 Clghorn St, Belize Cityfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Nature Plast (Mexico)||Benjamin Lo and Edmond Lo||Parcel 475, Vista Del Mar , Belize Cityemail@example.com|