ReCaribe: Wider Caribbean Waste Reduction and Recycling Alliance
Please contact ReCaribe by e-mailing to the following: ReCaribe c/o Clean Islands
Clean Islands International has actively participated in many forums in the past 20 years, including but not limited to attending as an Official NGO at the UN GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPINGSTATES which met in Bridgetown, Barbados, from April 25 to May 6, 1994. Clean Islands International actively participated in the Third International Conference on Marine Debris, held in Miami, May 1994, the First Caribbean Environmental Forum, held in conjunction with the 11th CWWA Conference in St. Lucia, October 2002 and the Second Caribbean Environmental Forum, held in Trinidad in June 2004.† In October 2013, Clean Islands participated in the United Nations Environmental Programmeís Second Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
In the past 20 years, Clean Islands International has offered seventeen international conferences and numerous seminars and workshops with the generous support of many other organizations.
Our first conference, the Island Waste Management Conference was held in Nassau, January 1994. The conference theme was "Positive Solutions for Island Issues" and included the Marine Debris Workshop. Our next conference was the Clean Marinas and Commercial Recycling Symposium which was co-sponsored with Monroe County, Florida Department of Public Works and was held in Key West, Florida, June 1995.
Our second Caribbean regional conference was held after a season of over 20 named hurricanes. The Caribbean Waste Management Conference was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 1995. The theme of this conference was "Pollution Vulnerability in Island States" and ReCaribe: The Wider Caribbean Waste Reduction and Recycling Alliance was established by resolution of the delegates.
Clean Islands presented the ReCaribe: Wider Caribbean Waste Reduction and Recycling Conferences from 1997 to 2007. The annual conferences were held in Trinidad (May 1997), Florida Keys (May 1998), Curacao (May 1999), Martinique (May 2000), St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (May 2001), Bayahibe, Dominican Republic (May 2002), Tobago (May 2003), St. Vincent (April 2004), Curacao (May 2005), Antigua (June 2006), and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (November 2007).
With continued partnership with the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), we widen the focus of the conference and conducted:
ReCaribe 2008: 14th Caribbean Waste Management Conference was held in Grenada, June 2008 in conjunction with CEHIís 4th Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition and
ReCaribe 2010: 15th Caribbean Waste Management Conference was held in Jamaica, June 2010 in conjunction with CEHIís 5th Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition.
Our most recent conference:
ReCaribe 2012: 16th Caribbean Waste Management Conference was held in St. Kitts, May 2012 in conjunction with CEHIís 5th Caribbean Environmental Forum and Exhibition. Select here conference presentations and papers.
Unfortunately, due to financial limitations, no conferences, seminars or workshops are scheduled at this time.† We hope to resume providing technical assistance and training opportunities in the near future. (as of May 3, 2014)
ReCaribe: The Wider Caribbean Solid Waste and Recycling Alliance
History: The solid waste management situation in the Caribbean has been tackled in the past by individual countries with assistance from the Pan American Health Organization and other international agencies.† Despite these national efforts there has been limited progress.† Regional efforts have mainly been administered through organizations such as the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute in St. Lucia.† During the past two decades, several attempts to develop an association of solid waste professionals in the Caribbean were unsuccessful.† A growing interest in both the public and private sectors on solid waste and recycling issues resulted in the formation of ReCaribe.
ReCaribe: Re (for recycling) and Caribe (for the wider Caribbean) is the acronym for the Wider Caribbean Solid Waste and Recycling Alliance.† ReCaribe which was established by resolution at Clean Islands Internationalís 1995 Caribbean Waste Management Conference, (Puerto Rico, November 1995) in which professionals from the Caribbean and North America participated.† Established as the Wider Caribbean Waste Reduction and Recycling Alliance, the name was revised in May 1999 to the Wider Caribbean Solid Waste and Recycling Alliance to reflect the desire of the ReCaribeí98 delegates to increase efforts to address solid waste issues in the region.
ReCaribe is an alliance of individuals, organizations, representatives of industry and governments dedicated to improving solid waste management practices through education and the use and adaption of appropriate technology and methodology in the Wider Caribbean region.
For membership information in the
Wider Caribbean Solid Waste and Recycling Alliance
please contact us by e-mail:
Clean Islands International
8219 Elvaton Drive
Pasadena, Maryland USA 21122
ReCaribe is administered by
Clean Islands International
Randy Brown, Executive Director