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'Nuh Dutty Up Di Road', JET urges carnival revellers

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 4:35 PM
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The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is undertaking a Nuh Dutty Up Di Road campaign to encourage revellers for Jamaica Carnival to be conscious of the environment while parting as well as during road march later this month.

JET explains that the campaign reminds revellers to take responsibility for their garbage during the carnival season.

The environment lobby group says Bacchanal Jamaica, Xaymaca International, and Xodus Carnival have joined the campaign.

“Carnival is one of the events on Jamaica’s calendar that can generate a lot of garbage,” said Lauren Creary JET Project Coordinator.

“Nuh Dutty Up Di Road highlights simple things revellers can do reduce their garbage at fetes and on carnival day. It’s amazing to see all the Jamaican bands come together to raise awareness of good solid waste management practices during carnival,” she continued. 

Nuh Dutty Up Di Road reminds carnival revellers to:

- CARRY YUH CUP - take a reusable cup to carnival fetes and the road march

- SKIP THE STRAW – single-use plastic straws are banned in Jamaica; take a reusable straw to carnival fetes and the road march or skip the straw altogether

- BAG IT AN’ BIN IT – don’t litter; ensure your garbage is properly disposed of in a garbage bag and bin. 

JET says teams will be at several fetes and carnival costume distribution centres in the weeks leading up to carnival, giving away reusable cups and tumblers, reusable bags and reusable straws to party goers and revellers.

Through Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica, JET will also be partnering with Carnicycle to promote carnival costume recycling by Jamaican revellers.

Carnicycle collects and recycles used costumes following carnival activities in the Caribbean and will be doing collections for the first time in Jamaica this year.

“Carnicycle is excited to partner with Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica for their Nuh Dutty Up Di Road campaign,” said Danii Mcletchie, Carnicycle Co-Founder.

“We're here to show revellers that there are super simple ways to have fun, fete and care for the environment," she continued. 

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