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Consumed: Cayman Spirits

Waste pollution is an increasing environmental issue. One look at “Mount Trashmore” and it is clearly evident that waste management and recycling needs to be a top priority. We cannot afford to allow massive amounts of trash to continue piling up in a landfill or constantly find litter along our beaches, in our oceans impacting both local wildlife and our environment. There are local companies which are stepping up to help create a greener future for the Cayman Islands. Specifically, these companies are incorporating ways to help promote sustainability and recycling to help reduce their use of plastic and overall waste. It is encouraging to know that local companies are working together with our community to help bring attention to this important issue and come together to help create positive solutions to reducing the use of plastic and waste. Q&A with Cayman Spirits Does your company have an existing recycling program? If so what products and materials are recycled? Since our inception we have always had a recycling program allowing customers that buy rum to …

Consumed: Caybrew

Waste pollution is an increasing environmental issue. One look at “Mount Trashmore” and it is clearly evident that waste management and recycling needs to be a top priority. We cannot afford to allow massive amounts of trash to continue piling up in a landfill or constantly find litter along our beaches, in our oceans impacting both local wildlife and our environment. There are local companies which are stepping up to help create a greener future for the Cayman Islands. Specifically, these companies are incorporating ways to help promote sustainability and recycling to help reduce their use of plastic and overall waste. It is encouraging to know that local companies are working together with our community to help bring attention to this important issue and come together to help create positive solutions to reducing the use of plastic and waste. Q&A with Caybrew Does your company have an existing recycling program? If so what products and materials are recycled? Yes, we do. We recycle 40% of our bottles so far we are also recycling our cans …

Consumed: Coca Cola

Waste pollution is an increasing environmental issue. One look at “Mount Trashmore” and it is clearly evident that waste management and recycling needs to be a top priority. We cannot afford to allow massive amounts of trash to continue piling up in a landfill or constantly find litter along our beaches, in our oceans impacting both local wildlife and our environment. There are local companies which are stepping up to help create a greener future for the Cayman Islands. Specifically, these companies are incorporating ways to help promote sustainability and recycling to help reduce their use of plastic and overall waste. It is encouraging to know that local companies are working together with our community to help bring attention to this important issue and come together to help create positive solutions to reducing the use of plastic and waste. Q&A with Coca Cola Does your company have an existing recycling program? If so what products and materials are recycled? In 2019 Tortuga took over the Coca Cola brand. Ever since then we have been steadfast …

Consumed: Tortuga

Waste pollution is an increasing environmental issue. One look at “Mount Trashmore” and it is clearly evident that waste management and recycling needs to be a top priority. We cannot afford to allow massive amounts of trash to continue piling up in a landfill or constantly find litter along our beaches, in our oceans impacting both local wildlife and our environment. There are local companies which are stepping up to help create a greener future for the Cayman Islands. Specifically, these companies are incorporating ways to help promote sustainability and recycling to help reduce their use of plastic and overall waste. It is encouraging to know that local companies are working together with our community to help bring attention to this important issue and come together to help create positive solutions to reducing the use of plastic and waste. Q&A with Tortuga Does your company have an existing recycling program? If so what products and materials are recycled?In 2019, Tortugua implemented it’s first ever recycling initiative, We came together as a board and said, “What …

Meet Sangeeta Laudus, Island Innovation Ambassador UK and Cayman Islands 

Sangeeta Laudus was the Island Innovation Ambassador for the UK and Cayman Islands at the 2020 Virtual Island Summit.  Sangeeta is driven to promote sustainability and help create a positive impact and spent a short time living in the Cayman Islands, an experience which left a lasting impression and has developed a strong connection to the island.  Sangeeta currently resides in the UK.  The Virtual Island Summit 2020,  was an online event designed to enable islands globally to connect and share ideas through a digital platform held 7-13 September 2020, and which attracted 10,000 registrants. It was a pleasure to interview Sangeeta Laudus – Island Innovation Ambassador for the UK and Cayman Islands and learn how she became involved with the summit and her own passion and interests in supporting island states in developing climate initiatives   Q&A with Sangeeta Laudus, Island Ambassador UK and Cayman Islands ECC : How did you get involved with Island Innovation Virtual Island Summit? SL : I met James Ellsmoor the founder of Island Innovation last year on LinkedIn, around the time I was preparing to …

Dive Into Shark School with Jessica Harvey

Sharks are fascinating creatures.  Over the years, sharks have often been misunderstood and this helped create a negative perception of sharks.  Gradually, that perception is beginning to shift and sharks are being seen in a more positive light.  If anything, we should be more afraid of not seeing sharks.  Our marine environment has a delicate balance, and everything is interconnected.  Sharks play a vital role in maintaining the health of our oceans, keeping marine ecosystems in balance and our coral reefs in check.  Seeing a healthy population of sharks is typically a positive indicator of a healthy coral reef.   The Cayman Islands is a designated shark sanctuary.  Sharks and rays are a protected species under Cayman’s National Conservation Law.  Here in the Cayman Islands, there are eight species of sharks commonly found in our waters including: Great Hammerhead, Nurse shark, Lemon shark, Caribbean Reef shark, Blacktip, Tiger shark, Oceanic Whitetip and Silky shark. Amongst the variety of shark species found in the Cayman Islands, some species of sharks reside in Cayman waters all year …