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St. Kitts and Nevis Celebrate its 5th Year of Plastic Free July

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Basseterre (11 July, 2022) – The St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) has officially kicked off a month of activities for Plastic Free July, with this year’s theme inviting everyone to “Be Part of the Solution- Help End Plastic Pollution.” This is St. Kitts and Nevis’ fifth year of participation in the Plastic Free initiative, which calls on millions of people globally to reduce their daily use of single plastic waste at home, work, school, and supermarkets.

Over 100 million people from 190 countries are participating in this year’s challenge. The Plastic Free movement aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of single plastic use while motivating people to find sustainable alternatives to combat issues such as plastic pollution, which is steadily affecting our environment.

As part of ‘Plastic Free July’ in St. Kitts, the SDC will focus on a number of initiatives that appeal to citizens and residents to reduce single plastic use including:

The unveiling of a billboard which encourages the purchase of water filtration devices geared toward limiting plastic pollution.

Plastic free bag distribution at five supermarkets across the island.

Be the Change week aimed at offering daily alternatives to single plastic use.

Children’s Green Tourism Camp which teaches environmental stewardship.

For all details on ‘Plastic Free July’ and to find out how you can be involved, visit the St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council Facebook and Instagram pages (@stkittsSDC), as well as the Heart of St. Kitts website: www.HeartofStkitts.org.

Everyone is invited to join the “Be Part of the Solution- Help End Plastic Solution” challenge by finding alternatives to reduce the use of single plastics. Collectively we can create a #PlasticFreeSKN and beat plastic pollution.

The Sustainable Destination Council (SDC) is an advisory body of public and private representatives interested in sustainable tourism development in St. Kitts. The SDC facilitates partnerships and functional relationships among public and private sectors and all people in St. Kitts to ensure that development in our destination preserves and benefits our environment, culture, heritage, and community livelihoods. The SDC implements awareness campaigns, development projects, and policy advocacy around destination action priorities. The SDC supports various initiatives, including the Heart of St. Kitts Foundation and Sustainability Charter. St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council: Good for Us, Better for All. For more information about the SDC, please call (869) 467-1390 or email [email protected]

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