December 2, 2023

World Oceans Day Clean Up

Cayman: World Oceans Day Clean Up

From Protect Our Future Cayman

Protect Our Future (POF) hosted a successful beach clean at Safe Haven beach this Thursday, June 8th in partnership with CIS second graders (photos below). This was in celebration of World Oceans Day, which is celebrated worldwide, and to highlight the continuing issues of single use plastics in Cayman. 

Sadly, most of the debris collected was plastic and microplastics. There are huge amounts of single-use plastics on Cayman’s beaches, many of which are made up of items we use in our day to day lives such as plastic cutlery, bottles, and take away cups. These are some of the most common items polluting our shores and endangering our wildlife, and they come from all over our islands.

However, POF is delighted to recognize that the government is planning to introduce a plastic ban on eight key items, which will have a critical impact on the amount of plastic entering our oceans and beaches.

Despite the fact that groups such as Plastic Free Cayman have been pushing for a ban on plastic since 2017, Cayman remains one of the only islands in the Caribbean that has no restrictions on plastics. With the incoming plastic ban, Cayman has the potential to turn the tides on our plastic problem and move forward into a brighter and more sustainable future. 


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