Webinar: Zero Waste in the Caribbean: New ways, new waves

Webinar | 17th of July 2024

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, we are excited to announce the webinar titled “An Introduction to the Circular Economy: Definition, Importance and Benefits” of the series “Resilient Islands: Zero Waste and Circular Caribbean,” organized by the European Union-funded Zero Waste in the Caribbean: New Ways New Waves Project and implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the OECS, and partners.


Key Topics

Waste management is a significant challenge for any society since all natural processes generate waste. It is crucial since it mitigates public health risks, contributes to sustained economic activity, and enhances general welfare. In several Caribbean countries, both upstream waste collection and downstream waste disposal present significant financial, environmental, and public health challenges. The region also faces increasing waste production, but the need for more data limits comprehensive waste profiling. However, waste characterization studies suggest that organic waste is the predominant waste stream with a growing volume of plastics. Plastics have made their way into the marine environment, posing a threat to human health and the tourism sector on which many island economies depend.

To be discussed during the event:

  • Definition, Importance, and Benefits of the Circular Economy
  • National and Regional Circular Economy Roadmaps and Strategies
  • Circular Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Event Details

An Introduction to the Circular Economy: Definition, Importance and Benefits

  • When: July 17, 2024
  • Time: 09:00 EST Time (Jamaica) – 10:00 AST Time (Barbados)
  • Duration: 2.5 hours