Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s ever growing mountains of trash annoy the citizens and pollute the groundwater, but can be traded in the stock market from now on, the same as any commodity.
The thriving recycling business came to the fore Thursday when the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Central American Environment and Development Commission (CCAD) launched the Central America and Caribbean Industrial Residues Bourse (Borsicca).
The trade mechanism brings together those who have recyclables and those who want to buy it, here as well as abroad.
The mechanism works electronically and will allow companies to gather, recycle and add value to trash, right on the Web.
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NEVER FORSAKEN!
Does that include corrupt politicos, drug dealers, abusive law enforsment,
If not, count me out.
Sell the recycles. ... just watch out for needles and broken glass .. ensure worker safety wearing boots, and gloves. .. beach workers in pop are in bare feet and working with bare hands, definitely unacceptable, very easy to supply boots and gloves. ...
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
" Dominican Republic’s ever growing mountains of trash annoy the citizens "
Seeing as it is the D.R's citizens who are generally resposible for depositing their trash anywhere they feel inclinded to do so I see no reason why they should be annoyed.
From: Dominican Republic
That means that our highways and city streets are worth a fortune.
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... ((You're blind to the fact that you're blind))
We can blame the governments procrastination for the mountain of trash accumulated, 7 yrs ago there was a article on the need of trash removing equipment and still, nothing is done.
From: United States, Reality Check
The remaining left of trash can be mixed with clean coal dust to burn more and produce cheaper electric power!
All the glass bottles, plastics should be recycled and re-used. This is a good business.
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Trash recycling is labour intensive and requires participation from the citizens and mucha organization.
Since the housemaids will be responsible for ordered garbage disposal and knowing their propensity not to do what they're told, the plastic recycling boxes will end up being recycled for domestic usis of all kinds.
From: United States, Washington, DC
Money for trash!! Even the rich will be picking up crap in the streets!!! Not the puta type...
From: Dominican Republic, Las Terrenas
Great idea. I hope it comes to Samana as well !!! Samana is getting at this momnt the best infrastructure from the county: http://www.elcatey.com
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
What about the trash people so cavalierly throw on the streets? I see people of all walks of life - people who should know better - spew trash everywhere. I live in Santiago...I would like to live in a CLEAN Santiago.
From: United States, Brooklyn
I was very embarrassed when I travel to the DR with my girlfriend we she saw all those pile of garbabe spread about all over the route to bayahibe. We need to be a cleaner society, it makes us healthier and attracts investments.
From: United States, syosset, key west, santo domingo AND NOW THE GLOBE TROTTER
I was very embarrassed when I travel to the DR with my girlfriend we she saw all those pile of garbabe spread about all over the route to bayahibe. We need to be a cleaner society, it makes us healthier and attracts investments
REALLY! THIS THE 1ST TIME U HAVE SEEN THE TRASH?
TAKE A METRO BUS FROM POP TO SANTO DOMINGO THEIR IS NOT ONE INCH OF THE ROAD OVER THEIR THAT DOES NOT HAVE TRASH NOT ONE INCH.
EVERY EMPTY LOT IN THE MARJOR CITIES IS ONE TRASH DUMP AND THE RIVERS ARE ONE EYE SORE. BUT YET MANY BLAME THE PEOPLE FROM HAITI FOR THE TRASH, REALLY THEN GO TO ANY BEACH SUNDAY LATE NO BLACKS ON THE BEACH ONLY DOMINICANS IF U WANT TO SEE PILES OF TRASH...THAT THEY LEAVE WHEN FINISH WITH THE PLAYA. BUT U GUYS KNOW THIS DONT U?
On the positive, lets assume an expectation of adoption of a clean country, tourism is boosted, the people are proud to promote their beautiiful paradise and the economy improves respectably.
How? At a minimum, both domestic and commercial trash is sorted at source and sold by weight. A weekly pickup system will handle regular supply requirements at the processing center. Prominent and convienient drop off locations will establish a permanent mindset. Pay the supplier immediately in cash.
Value begets respect and pride, imagine, a clean country .
There is trash in canada but normally plastic bags or drink containers, but there are garbage cans and recycling systems everywhere sorting glass, plastic, paper, compost. ...cities make big money off the service fees handling the trash, ....
The DR will be cleaned up in no time. ....
From: United States, I dont even live inside a house , I haunt one!
was very embarrassed when I travel to the DR with my girlfriend we she saw all those pile of garbabe spread about all over the route to bayahibe. We need to be a cleaner society, it makes us healthier and attracts investments
danny dont you mean your boyfriend tinker bell
From: United States
The little town of Nigua has lovely beaches covered in trash. no wonder nobody goes there!
From: United States, NJ (M_ S Cibaeno 100%)
This clown danny is still around?
From: United States
Someone made a statement about Haitians & Blacks. Your point was valet, but remember their are Black Dominicans Too. I have also observed all people of any Race, Colors and Gender that live in D.R. throw Trash on the grounds instead of putting it in the Trash Bins. I think some of reason for this is "THE NEVER HAD ANYTHING AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO RESPECT IT BEHAVIOR. The other reason is MOST OF THE TRASH BINS ARE ALWAYS FULL.. Go think, how many Trash Bin/Cans have you seen empty in this country.