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The St. Kitts and Nevis Solid Waste Management and Recycling Project, which is a partnership between the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has stepped up its waste recycling promotions following its launch earlier this year.

According to Project Manager, Ms Joyce Chang, the three-year (July 29, 2021 to July 28, 2024) US$1 million Solid Waste Management and Recycling Project had already executed a number of activities before it was officially launched on Friday March 4. The first was a beach clean-up on Saturday October 9 last year in honour of Taiwan’s National Day that is normally observed on October 10 (Double Ten Day), which was on a Sunday.

She pointed out that St. Kitts and Nevis produces 32,363 metric tons of waste per year (1.67 kg/person/day), which is much higher than the global average of 0.99kg in Latin America and the Caribbean, and added that it causes the landfill to be overloaded. Other recycling activities, held before the project’s official launch, were executed both on St. Kitts and on Nevis.

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