Grenada on Tuesday launched a US$10.7-million integrated solid waste management project with Environment Minister Roland Bhola indicating that Grenadians cannot shy away from the fact that the existing facility “has been a sore issue for many years”.

Bhola said he was now joining nationals in hoping for “expediency in laying the groundwork necessary for the part of this project that would see us break new ground for commencement of the landfill development.”

With a waste stream that has grown in the past 15 years by over 10,000 tonnes, Bhola said that waste diversion initiatives should not be regarded only as an option.

Addressing Parliament shortly after delivering the address, Bhola told legislators that a public education programme will soon be launched aimed at encouraging and enforcing waste separation among householders.

The Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority will be the implementing agency for the multimillion-dollar project that is funded by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Clinton Foundation.

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