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BEST Bulletin October 2021

The Eco Lunch & Learn Series Returns! Join us for a free presentation on ‘Ants! Who’s in Control?’ by Claire Jessey, the Plant Protection Officer and Government Entomologist in the Plant Protection Section of the Bermuda Department of Environment and […]

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Environmental Sustainability Taskforce Update

Following a year of “introspection and strategic planning in 2020,” the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “emerged revitalised, refocussed and with a determined commitment to ‘greater collaboration for greater impact’. A spokesperson said, “In March 2021, BEST brought Bermuda’s […]

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Environment groups team up to tackle plastic waste

An environmental campaign group has backed Government’s drive to rid the island of single-use plastics – but has acknowledged that the initiative “may be challenging”. In a statement released today the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST) said that it had teamed up […]

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Government promises to listen to retailers over single use plastic transition concerns

Retailers concerns about a proposed ban on single-use plastics will be heard, the Government said this week. Walter Roban, the Minister of Home Affairs, said at a press conference that he was pleased by the feedback that had already been […]

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Bermuda teams up with Caribbean countries to study whales

Bermuda has joined forces with Caribbean countries in a research project designed to examine the lives of Atlantic whales. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has teamed up with the Caribbean Marine Mammals’ Passive Acoustic Observatory – a network […]

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Scaled down plans to address coastal erosion at John Smith’s Bay approved

Caves at John Smith’s Bay are set to be largely filled in after slightly scaled-down plans to address coastal erosion at the beach were approved. Plans originally submitted proposed completely filling a series of caves on the eastern side of […]

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Single-Use Plastics Public Consultation Extended

The Ministry of Home Affairs advised that the Single-Use Plastics [SUPs] Consultation is extended to Sunday, 31 October 2021. A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Government remains committed to beginning the elimination of SUPs in Bermuda in 2022. This commitment is with […]

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Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

The Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission on Tuesday [Sept 21], including Mark Spalding, Professor Stephen de Mora, and Dr Ana Colaço. A Government spokesperson said, “On September 21, 2021, the Bermuda Cabinet approved […]

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BPB Supports Single-Use Plastics Legislation

Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] said they applaud the Government for “their intention to bring legislation forward governing single-use plastics in 2022, and urged the community to “provide their input on the proposed legislation.” A spokesperson said, “Beyond Plastic Bermuda [BPB] is […]

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