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5Cs Daily Tip: Glass Recycling

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When you break glass in your Caribbean home, what do you do with it? If you throw it in the trash where does it go? Find out if your island or country has a recycling program for glass.

Recycling one ton of glass saves:

  • 42 kWh of energy
  • 0.12 barrels (5 gallons) of oil
  • 714,286 Btu's of energy
  • 2 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

Glass Recycling Tips

  • Prepare glass containers for recycling by rinsing out with water.
  • Labels on glass containers do not have to be removed because they are removed during the crushing process and/or burned off during the melting process.
  • Avoid breaking the glass and mixing broken colours together as this may make the glass unacceptable for recycling.

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5Cs Daily Tip: Cardboard Recycling

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Recycling one ton of cardboard saves:

  • 390 kWh of energy
  • 1.1 barrels (46 gallons) of oil
  • 6.6 million Btu's of energy

Cardboard Recycling Tips

  • Prepare cardboard for recycling by removing all other materials in the box such as plastic wrap, polystyrene peanuts and other packing materials.
  • Break down cardboard boxes to save storage space.
  • Try to keep cardboard dry and free from food waste. Cardboard can get wet and still be recycled, but is more difficult to carry due to the added weight of the water.

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5Cs Daily Tip: Go Solar

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Reduce your carbon footprint by employing solar energy. You can add value to your home and reduce your electricity usage by installing solar panels.

Some CARICOM countries offers solar incentives: read more.

What incentive are there for solar usage in your country?

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5Cs Daily Tips: Turn it Off

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More than 40 percent of electricity use in office buildings is attributed to artificial lighting. Turn off the lights when leaving any room, switch off power strips and unplug electrical devices when not in use.

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Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report

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2 June 2016 – Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said in a new report.

With irrigation use becoming more widespread in the Caribbean, countries’ fresh-water supplies will become increasingly important. Photo: FAO With irrigation use becoming more widespread in the Caribbean, countries’ fresh-water supplies will become increasingly important. Photo: FAO

The report, Drought Characteristics and Management in the Caribbean, found that the Caribbean region faces significant challenges in terms of drought, FAO said.

“Drought ranks as the single most common cause of severe food shortages in developing countries, so this is a key issue for Caribbean food security,” said Deep Ford, FAO Regional Coordinator in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean region already experiences drought-like events every year, with low water availability often…

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Bioenergy Course

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According to Belize’s policy targets, the country intends to increase its share of renewable energy. Bioenergy, especially Biogas, is not being utilized on industrial levels. To help achieve this goal and build capacity in this sector, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in cooperation with GIZ REETA is offering a free of charge BIOENERGY Course at its training Centre in the country’s capital, Belmopan.

Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to plan, prepare and conduct Bioenergy training seminars and implement bioenergy projects to high standards and will receive a certificate. These seminars provide an excellent opportunity for professional development in the renewable energy field, while also ensuring the sustainable use of the knowledge.

The course at the Centre will be held for 15 persons, so early application is vital for participation. To apply directly for the sessions contact Henrik Personn at (501-822-1104) or via hpersonn@caribbeanclimate.bz.

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CCCCC awarded the Energy Globe for Biogas Laboratory Project

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With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is a prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. The 2016 National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Belize installed a mobile biogas laboratory at the University of Belize’s Belmopan Campus in order to build capacity in the biogas sector. The submission for the Project “Biogas Laboratory at UB” was made by Henrik Personn, the Renewable Energy Expert at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The CCCCC is awarded the Energy Globe for Belize (for the project).

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In its efforts, the CCCCC has been granted the support within the GIZ – REETA program to introduce a mobile biogas Laboratory at the University of Belize (UB) for use within CARICOM Members states and also…

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