Under the project GEF 5558 for the Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for POPs in the Caribbean, Component 2 addresses Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) reduction through the improvement of landfill management practices. This project component involves the separation of waste streams to achieve proper management and disposal in an environmentally sound manner (ESM). The diversion of the hazardous waste streams from the landfills through source segregation can directly contribute to UPOPs reduction.
Key activities under this component seeks to develop source segregation strategies and pilot projects. The design and development of pilot projects are underway in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia and Barbados. For both St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda, pilot projects involve diversion of organic and green waste from the Deglos Landfill and the Cooks Landfill, respectively. Additionally, Barbados’ pilot project involves the diversion of oily waste (targeting oil rags and filters) from the Mangrove Landfill. As of this post, organic and green waste diversion strategies and pilot projects in St. Lucia and Antigua are currently being finalised in accordance with the outlines in images.