Reduce & Reuse Awareness Campaign
The aim of the Reduce and Reuse project is to reduce the amount of single-use plastics on the island and to create a cleaner and greener St Maarten. The project teaches and encourages residents, school children and businesses to reduce their waste output and to keep our environment clean.
On St. Maarten, the use of styrofoam, plastic cups and cutlery, plastic straws and single use plastic bags is very systematic, widespread, accepted. They are handed out anywhere without discouragement or a fee. Barely any establishment provides biodegradable or reusable alternatives.
The Nature Foundation is actively promoting the use of reusable and biodegradable products in the community, by means of social media, newspaper articles, flyers, establishment visits, workshops and school presentations.
Funds raised during the month of February by Be The Change members and donors will go towards the costs associated with spreading awareness about the importance of reducing the use of single-use plastics throughout the community at large.
To learn more about Nature Foundation’s Reduce & Reuse Campaign, please visit their webpage