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BEST Urges Community To Protect The Ocean

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign which urges the community to protect the ocean by reducing carbon footprint, flying less, eating less meat, supporting renewable energy, buying only local or imported fish that is sustainably sourced, and avoiding […]

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BEST Applauds Minister Roban’s Statement

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said they applaud Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban’s statement regarding the elimination of single-use plastics in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] applauds the Minister of Home Affairs, The Hon. Walter Roban’s statement in […]

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Better Aternatives Now

An analysis and call-to-action to phase out the most polluting plastic products used in the United States. Click here to read the report: 5Gyres_BANlist2

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Toxic Bomb : The effects of plastic on our health

While the entire plastics industry is taking advantage of the current health crisis to praise in the media today the benefits of single-use plastics as a “lifesaver”, it is important to understand that the direct and indirect ravages associated with […]

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Marine Life Don’t Need PPE Plastic Pollution

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign highlighting personal protective equipment [PPE] pollution, urging the community to use reusable/washable masks when possible and properly dispose of single use masks. The campaign poster says, “Fish, turtles, and other marine life […]

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Plastic Free July

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will […]

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The way forward on plastics: option 2

RG Opinion article by Sophia Collis, BEST summer intern 2019 The second option available for ridding Bermuda of plastic waste involves taxing single-use plastics on importation and lowering duties on alternatives. The target area to focus on should be the […]

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Planning the way forward on plastics: option 1

RG Opinion article by Sophia Collis, BEST summer intern 2019 There are two types of policy instruments that can be used to reduce plastic use. Ranging from municipal to intergovernmental levels, the number of policies on single-use plastics has more […]

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Working towards a plastics solution

RG Opinion article by Sophia Collis, BEST Summer Intern 2019 *This is the first in a series of articles addressing the need to reduce plastic waste in Bermuda “Plastic, a material invented to last for ever, can no longer be […]

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