Brief done by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) on the management and regulation of plastic packaging waste. Solutions for this problem have so far eluded us, but given the recent attention on different aspects of the problem, we hope to generate sufficient public support so there will be effective action taken by the GOJ.
This is the Executive Summary of the document entitled Red Dirt: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Bauxite-Alumina Industry in Jamaica. Our study seeks to describe the history, evaluate the regulatory framework, and investigate the impact of the bauxite-alumina industry on Jamaica’s land, economy, and people over almost seven decades. The topics covered by this study […]
A one page publication outlining the law as it relates to smoke nuisance and open burning.
JET briefing on overwater hotel rooms in Jamaica. First prepared 19 July 2016 and updated 25 May, 2017.
A one page publication outlining the law as it relates to water pollution.
On July 29, 2018 a major fire broke out at the Riverton Solid Waste Disposal site operated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in Kingston. The fire lasted for several days and negatively impacted air quality across the Kingston Metropolitan Area and sections of South East St. Catherine. In the weeks following, the […]