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NSWMA says E-Waste project reaping success

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 9:40 AM
The National Solid Waste Management Authority says it is seeing continued positive results from its six-month Electronic Waste pilot project.

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is reporting continued positive results from its six-month Electronic Waste (E-Waste) pilot project.

A JIS report said the pilot, which will come to an end in September, targets six communities in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine.

NSWMA community relations manager, Shauna Guthrie, says the six targeted communities have responded very well to the initiative.

According to Guthrie, community leaders and other representatives have been helpful in promoting the information about the pilot project.

The E-Waste pilot project will end on September 27.

After that, the solid waste team is expected to compile the results and use them to guide policy decisions for the storage and collection of electronic items in Jamaica.

This should result in the creation of a database that will provide information on how to draft an end-of-life policy to guide all importers and users of electronic waste.

The E-Waste pilot project, which began in March, targets the communities of Duhaney Park, Patrick City and Harbour View in St Andrew, and Hellshire, Angels 1, 2 and Angels Grove in St Catherine.