New website for group focusing on eliminating single use plastic

An environmental conservation group focused on eliminating single-use plastic in Bermuda has launched a website. Beyond Plastic Bermuda has included information on the site that is aimed at educating the community on the detrimental effects of plastic on health and the […]

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Minister Roban Attends UN Ocean Conference

“This conference has proven to be an excellent opportunity to showcase what Bermuda has done to develop our Blue Economy and Marine Spatial Plan,” said the Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban following his attendance at the UN Ocean Conference […]

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Beyond Plastic Bermuda Launches New Website

Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] announced the launch of its new website “designed to educate the community on the perils of single-use plastics [SUPs] – its detrimental effects on both the environment and our health – as well as provide helpful information and […]

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Bacardi Working To Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Bacardi has partnered with the Beyond Plastic Bermuda campaign, a joint collaboration between Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], to educate the local community about the dangers of plastic pollution and encourage actions to reduce single-use plastic on […]

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Plastic pollutes people too

Opinion by Erich Hetzel & Katie Berry Whenever you read about the impact of plastic pollution, it’s scary to learn about the damage it does to our environment, particularly our ocean life. What is often overlooked, however, is much more […]

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Bermuda Hurricanes: Past, Present & Future

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College announced that their May Eco Lunch & Learn presentation will be on Thursday [May 5] from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College are very pleased to announce […]

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Legislation on government support for hotel development due to be tabled today

Parliamentarians will return to the House of Assembly today when legislation is expected to be tabled to enshrine government support for the Fairmont Southampton redevelopment. The Fairmont Southampton Hotel Act 2022 is listed for tabling before MPs, but it may […]

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Gencom plan a cause for concern

By Kim Smith, Executive Director of BEST – Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce In mid-2021, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce was shown conceptual drawings for expanded development of the Fairmont Southampton resort. That plan is for a threefold increase in the […]

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Fears that Fairmont Southampton plan will ‘saturate property with villas’

A plan for “well over 300” units at the Fairmont Southampton was presented to environmental groups last year, a conservation charity said. The Bermuda National Trust added that the scheme would “saturate the property with villas” if it went ahead. […]

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