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
Health Care waste is one of the biggest and most lethal wastes generated. Unlike the majority of waste created, health care waste (HCW) is the only category of waste created primarily to aid people’s health and save lives. However, all that is ‘waste’ is just that… and so; it should be treated like any other waste, stored and disposed of properly, to alleviate any diseases or epidemics that may arise.
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.