Haiti is considered to be one of the countries with the greatest risk of plastic entering the ocean, according to the Inter-American Development Bank, a portion of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries.
Cash for plastic, recycling of ocean-bound plastics, and processing of waste plastic for export are just some of the tools being employed in Haiti to help keep plastic out of the environment, and build the local economy.
But plastic waste issues have paled in the face of Haiti’s worst earthquake since 2010. The need for medical supplies, personal protection equipment, and the repair or rebuilding of ⅓ of Haiti’s schools are among the top priorities. (If you have access to high quality PPE, please contact Rotary7020Relief@gmail.com to ensure that the need is still urgent, and coordinate the receiving of the items. This will help prevent unneeded items from blocking or impeading urgently needed resources).
You can support recovery efforts with contributions to the Response Fund, managed by the Network of Assistance Rotary Action Group (DNA_RAG). To learSee the latest news and contribution details in Haiti Earthquake Response News Aug 30, 2021.pdf