Help TinTin In The Fight Against Improper Waste Management In St.Lucia
My Name is Tin Tin and I am the Mascot for the Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority. I am genderless, meaning that I am neither male or female. I teach kids and adults how to take care of their community by practicing good waste disposal habits.
Waste Management Plan
The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority (SLSWMA) through a small scale funding Assistance (SSFA) from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking to develop a Strategy for solid waste management. A consultant has been contracted to undertake the development of the Strategy which will serve to guide the work of the SLSWMA during the next ten (10) years.
The consultant, Ms. Karen Luken of Economic Environmental Solutions International, LLC (ESSI) along with the staff of the SLSWMA will during the course of the week of October 17 to 21, 2016 seek the input of a broad base of stakeholders and concerned citizens towards the development of the strategy. A stakeholder consultation led by the consultant, will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Palm Haven Hotel at Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet. The consultation is expected to run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The process also involves a series of focus group discussions targeting solid waste recyclers, constituency councils, waste haulers, legal representatives, technical staff of the SLSWMA as well as former general managers of the Authority. Focus group meetings are expected to run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. , Monday, October 17, 2016 to Friday, October 21, 2016 excluding Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Input from stakeholders, concerned citizens and groups is important to the process to ensure that the eventual output is acceptable to the Government and people of Saint Lucia and contributes to an overall improvement to solid waste management on the island.
Although, medical waste is generated from medical institutions such as hospitals, it still should be regarded as waste! All waste is waste, no matter the degree of toxicity or its matter formation; therefore, it is imperative that healthcare and medical institutions, waste handlers and the community at large, seek to ensure that it is treated, stored and above all, disposed of accurately.
In fulfillment of its obligations under various multi-lateral agreements, Saint Lucia facilitates the disposal of waste generated from the many cruise ships which visits its shores. The MARPOL Convention is the main international convention that covers the prevention of pollution of the marine environment from operational or accidental causes.