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Beyond Plastic Bermuda Webinar On Oct 27

Beyond Plastic Bermuda Webinar On Oct 27

Beyond Plastic Bermuda will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, October 27th, to “provide information to the community regarding the Government’s intention to restrict the import of certain single-use plastic items.” A spokesperson said, “Beyond Plastic Bermuda will be hosting a free webinar on October 27th, from 6pm to 7pm,... Read more of this article

83% Support Restricting Single Use Plastics

83% Support Restricting Single Use Plastics

A recent survey by Narrative Research Bermuda showed that 83% of residents support restricting the use of single use plastics on the Island. A spokesperson said, “The impacts of plastic pollution on the marine environment and the health of shorelines are well documented, and it is believed that if the situation is left unattended in Bermuda, these... Read more of this article

Single-Use Plastics Public Consultation Deadline

Single-Use Plastics Public Consultation Deadline

The Ministry of Home Affairs reminds the public that the deadline for submitting any comments on the Regulating Single-Use Plastics in Bermuda Policy Paper is on Saturday, October 31st. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry is pleased to advise that a summarised version is also available for review in addition to the complete policy document.... Read more of this article

Single-Use Plastics Public Consultation Extended

Single-Use Plastics Public Consultation Extended

The Ministry of Home Affairs advised that the Single-Use Plastics [SUPs] Consultation is extended to Sunday, 31 October 2021. A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Government remains committed to beginning the elimination of SUPs in Bermuda in 2022. This commitment is with explicit reference to not only the marine environment and climate change,... Read more of this article

BPB Supports Single-Use Plastics Legislation

BPB Supports Single-Use Plastics Legislation

Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] said they applaud the Government for “their intention to bring legislation forward governing single-use plastics in 2022, and urged the community to “provide their input on the proposed legislation.” A spokesperson said, “Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] is a newly formed collaborative group of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

KBB Praises Govt’s Single-Use Plastic Plans

KBB Praises Govt’s Single-Use Plastic Plans

“This continued commitment by the Government to single-use legislation puts Bermuda at the forefront of the global fight against plastic pollution,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful said. This follows after Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban announced that ”the Government has committed to eliminating single-use plastics by 2022.”A... Read more of this article

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Bacardi rum, in partnership with Lonely Whale, has launched a new Straw Vinyl program, through which they will collect single-use plastic straws from 55 bars across the country to upcycle them into limited-edition vinyl records, with an aim to transform “something that sucks into something that slaps.” As part of the iconic rum brand’s... Read more of this article

Think Twice Before Using Single-Use Plastics

Think Twice Before Using Single-Use Plastics

“Think twice before using, and disposing of, single-use plastics”, that was the message today [May 22] from Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban who also encouraged the public to “keep Bermuda beautiful and dispose of all trash responsibly”. Minister Roban said, “As we know, the long-awaited Bermuda Day... Read more of this article

Princess Introduces Biodegradable Hay Straws

Princess Introduces Biodegradable Hay Straws

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is introducing new, environmentally safe hay straws, which comes after the hotel phased plastic straws out of its restaurants and bars last year. The hotel said the straws “are completely biodegradable and are sustainably packaged. Made from wheat stems sourced from South East Asia, Hay! Straws are carefully... Read more of this article

CNN Highlights Meredith Andrews ‘Adventgram’

CNN Highlights Meredith Andrews ‘Adventgram’

CNN has featured the work of local photographer Meredith Andrews, who is collecting plastic that has washed up on the shores of Bermuda to create an interesting and thought provoking daily advent calendar series on Instagram. The CNN story said, “At this time of year, advent calendars deck the halls around the world. And the stunning island of Bermuda,... Read more of this article

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome the announcement in the Throne Speech that Government intends to eliminate single use plastics in Bermuda by 2022, adding that the impact of plastics on the oceans is well documented. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “The horrific impact of plastic on the environment is a global issue. In... Read more of this article

“The Future Doesn’t Suck” Plastic Campaign

“The Future Doesn’t Suck” Plastic Campaign

Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi and Lonely Whale have joined forces to help rid the environment of single-use plastic, including the goal to eliminate one billion single-use plastic straws by 2020. In addition, Bacardi announced a commitment to review its global supply chain, with the aim of removing non-essential, non-recyclable single-use plastic... Read more of this article

Govt House Aims To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Govt House Aims To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Government House announced that it will “aim to eliminate single-use plastic from all events at the House and in its day-to-day operations.” The most common examples of single use plastics are cold drinks bottles, packaging and, for certain events, plastic cups, cutlery and straws, Government House said. Governor John Rankin said “We are... Read more of this article