Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced today that Dominica will ban plastic & styrofoam food containers and eating utensils effective January 2019. This is a great step forward on the Nature Island’s path to live up to its name. Specifically, PM Skerrit said:

“Consistent with the Government’s vision to create the world’s first climate resilient nation, our designation as “The Nature Isle” and our commitment to protect Mother Earth, effective 1st January 2019, a number of items considered to be inimical to the environment will be banned,” he said. “These will include the following: plastic straws, plastic plates, plastic forks, plastic knives, Styrofoam cups, Styrofoam containers.”