WATCH: Dominica taking steps to ban the use of plastic

Dominica is taking a major step in reducing plastic usage in the Caribbean.

This entire county is banning plastic, as part of plans to be the world’s first climate-resilient nation.

 The tiny island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, and this tragedy has spurred the country’s leaders into action.

“Dominica prides itself as the ‘Nature Isle’. We must in every way deserve and reflect that designation,” he said during a budget address in July.

“The issue of solid waste management affects that perception and we continue to grapple with it.”

The ban comes into effect in January 2019.

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