SWMCOL The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) is a multidisciplinary organization with expertise in waste management.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL) is a multidisciplinary organization with expertise in environmental consultancy services and waste management. The Company is a wholly owned state enterprise and was established on November 12, 1980 with specific responsibility to manage the collection, handling, treatment and disposal of solid waste in Trinidad and Tobago. This was to be effected either by direct supervision or through the provision of technical and managerial assistance to local authorities and other public and private sector institutions.

Operating as usual

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSPART 4: THE DANGER IN BURNING WASTEPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) a...
26/03/2021
Stop the Pops: Patsy learns a lesson

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
PART 4: THE DANGER IN BURNING WASTE
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. When we burn garbage with waste items that contain POPs, by-products called UPOPs (Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants) are produced. UPOPs produce some of the deadliest cancer-causing chemicals known to man. Once formed, UPOPs may be released to several environmental media (air, water and land) and process outputs, products and residues. Food, particularly from animals is the major route of exposure for humans.This informative article and embedded animated video explain where they’re found and how they can impact your health and environment.
https://www.looptt.com/content/stop-pops-patsy-learns-lesson

Garbage, everyone accumulates it at some point. But what's the correct way to dispose of it? As part of a regional project Trinidad and Tobago, through the Ministry of

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSPART 3: COMMON SOURCES OF POPSPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are to...
26/03/2021
Stop the POPs: Household dangers lurking in plain sight

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
PART 3: COMMON SOURCES OF POPS
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. This informative article and embedded animated video - "Devon and Keisha Learn about POPs" - explain where they’re found and how they can impact your health and environment.
http://www.looptt.com/content/stop-pops-household-dangers-lurking-plain-sight

They’re the dangers that lurk in plain sight within your household, in landfills and in other areas within your surroundings. POPs, known as Persistent Organic Polluta

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSPART 2: CROPS AND CHEMICALSPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic...
26/03/2021
Stop the POPs: Crops and chemicals

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
PART 2: CROPS AND CHEMICALS
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. Many farmers may be unaware of the dangers of the use of some pesticides and their effect on the crops that will be consumed in many households. This informative article and embedded animated video,"Farmer Ricky's Pesticide Predicament", explain.
https://www.looptt.com/content/stop-pops-crops-and-chemicals

Farmers face numerous challenges in producing their crops, from unpredictable weather to a host of various pests. However many farmers may be unaware of the dangers of

24/03/2021
24/03/2021

Hey guys! 😁 ♻️ We are so grateful to all those who participated in SWMCOL’S Electronic Waste Customer Survey ✅
This ONLINE SURVEY aims to tell us how you manage your electronic waste📱💻🖨📷📺. Today, we are closing the survey, however. Continue to engage with us on Facebook for more!

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITYTO RECYCLE YOUR OLD PHONES AND TABLETS!
22/03/2021

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
TO RECYCLE YOUR OLD PHONES AND TABLETS!

bmobile is teaming up with CANTO and the Lion’s Clubs of Trinidad & Tobago and PIRANHA International Ltd to remove 50 Tonnes of e-waste throughout Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname. If you have devices such as smartphones and tablets that are no longer in use, drop them off in specially marked bins located in bmobile Partner locations.



#bmobile #recycle #gogreen

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce
21/03/2021

Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce

World Recycling day on March 18th is being globally recognised to highlight the people, places and activities that showcase what an important role recycling plays in contributing to an environmentally stable planet and a greener future for us all.

For this the T&T Chamber is pleased to highlight some of our members who are making a positive contribution. SWMCOL

#reyclingheroes #ttchamber #ttbusiness #ttcic #trinidadandtobago #upscycling ♻️ #GlobalRecyclingDay #GlobalRecylingDay2021

It's Global Recycling Day, this year's theme is Recycling Heroes. A Recycling Hero is someone who saves the planet and i...
18/03/2021

It's Global Recycling Day, this year's theme is Recycling Heroes. A Recycling Hero is someone who saves the planet and its inhabitants by disposing of their waste correctly.
The secret is *We can all be Recycling Heroes*.
Like our Global Ambassadors, you can save the planet by recycling. The materials listed in the image below can be recycled.
#GlobalRecyclingDay #swmcol #MPU #globalambassador #thereisnoplanetb

The Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP and Minister of Public Utilities strongly advocates participation in eco-sustainability ini...
18/03/2021

The Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP and Minister of Public Utilities strongly advocates participation in eco-sustainability initiatives.
#GlobalRecyclingDay #GetIntoGreen #RecyclingHeroes #NoPollutionResolution

MAR 18: GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY 2021#RecyclingHeroesToday is a good day to Get Into Green as we celebrate all our local Rec...
18/03/2021

MAR 18: GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY 2021
#RecyclingHeroes
Today is a good day to Get Into Green as we celebrate all our local Recycling Heroes who contribute to our circular economy and to protecting our natural resources. In addition to you unsung eco-heroes out there, we extend our appreciation to the growing number of public and private sector organizations that have voluntarily initiated workplace recycling programmes. Most of all, we applaud the 33 local organizations that, quite literally, make it their business to accept and process 22 types of recyclable products ... check out our updated lists below!
#GlobalRecyclingDay #GetIntoGreen #NoPollutionResolution

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTSPART 1: E-WASTEPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals t...
16/03/2021
Stop the POPs: What you need to know about e-waste

LEARN ABOUT POPS: PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS
PART 1: E-WASTE
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that adversely affect human health and the environment around the world. This educational video explains how eWaste is one source of POPS.
http://www.looptt.com/content/stop-pops-what-you-need-know-about-e-waste

Did you know there are health impacts from the improper use and disposal of e-waste like old TVs, computer monitors and mobile phones, consumer products like mattresses a

MARCH 15: WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY"TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION"
15/03/2021

MARCH 15: WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY
"TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION"

15/03/2021
Ocean Conservancy on World Consumer Rights Day 2021

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2021
"Tackling Plastic Pollution"
Janis Searles Jones, CEO of Ocean Conservancy, highlights how the production and consumption of plastics has "skyrocketed" since the start of the COVID19 pandemic. However, consumers are in "an unique position to demand change":
"We can opt for products that are made of alternatives to plastics."
"We can choose reusable instead of single-use products."
"We can choose products made of recycled material and that can be truly recycled"

https://youtu.be/_pko9iBJeEo

SWMCOL's cover photo
13/03/2021

SWMCOL's cover photo

FINDING SOLUTIONS TO E-WASTEThe presence of post-consumer electronics in the waste stream is a global concern as they ha...
11/03/2021

FINDING SOLUTIONS TO E-WASTE
The presence of post-consumer electronics in the waste stream is a global concern as they have a negative impact on both the environment and the economy. SWMCOL values your input to help establish an efficient and effective recovery system for electronic waste (aka eWaste) generated in Trinidad & Tobago.

Our survey comprises just a few multiple-choice questions to gauge your knowledge, attitude, perceptions, and practices with respect to eWaste. The link will be shared via social media from Friday March 12 to Thursday March 18, 2021.

We appreciate your support! UPDATE: This survey is closed! Thanks to all those who participated!

YOUTHS FOR CLIMATE CHANGEDid you know the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network was established in 2009, the same ye...
11/03/2021

YOUTHS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Did you know the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network was established in 2009, the same year Trinidad and Tobago hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting?

Join young people in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Commonwealth who share your passion for building capacity to address Climate Change and other environmental issues.

Link to register: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0zn2ae2Xk0SywKPKVZI87si86hA8vCRMsKPhHb7RRBFUNUJaWlE0Vk1KTE42NDRMTlRDUlQyTVhUWC4u&fbclid=IwAR1xA7NGmH_0y_S4P0QZe0IB1lD7Zo-6x9BZixqcn1oNrQgEYiRFhPzrqMw

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2021"TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION" WEBINARMarch 15th - 10am to 11am
09/03/2021

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2021
"TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION" WEBINAR
March 15th - 10am to 11am

World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 annually. This year we invite you to attend our webinar on #TacklingPlasticPollution in keeping with this year's theme. There is much to be gained from this informative and interactive session! To register for the webinar, click the link below. Ministry of Planning and Development Division of Finance and the Economy, Tobago House of Assembly Environmental Policy and Planning Division TT
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eHF1p9FrQyiOORoJK9hQqw

#SustainableConsumers #wcrd2021 #consumeraffairs

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY ART COMPETITION"TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION"Open to youths 12 to 17 years
09/03/2021

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY ART COMPETITION
"TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION"
Open to youths 12 to 17 years

Calling ALL young Creatives!! Do you have a love for art? Are you looking for an interesting project in your free time? Would you like a staycation? Then we have the competition for you!! Join our #WCRD2021 Poster Competition Today!! #TacklingPlasticPollution #consumeraffairs #SustainableConsumers Ministry of Trade and Industry Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards - TTBS

SWMCOL's cover photo
08/03/2021

SWMCOL's cover photo

We invite you to participate inSWMCOL’S BRAND AWARENESS AND PUBLIC OPINIONONLINE SURVEYPlease click on this link to take...
22/02/2021

We invite you to participate in
SWMCOL’S BRAND AWARENESS AND PUBLIC OPINION
ONLINE SURVEY
Please click on this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF9XJYP
#getintogreen #swmcol #swmcolsurvey

You're invited to participate inSWMCOL’S BRAND AWARENESS AND PUBLIC OPINIONONLINE SURVEYPlease click on this link to tak...
16/02/2021

You're invited to participate in
SWMCOL’S BRAND AWARENESS AND PUBLIC OPINION
ONLINE SURVEY
Please click on this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF9XJYP
#getintogreen #swmcol #swmcolsurvey

Experienced professionals discussMANAGING WASTE IN THE CARIBBEANWEBINAR FEBRUARY 19, 2021Visit this link to registerhttp...
15/02/2021
Managing Waste in the Caribbean (2021-02-19)

Experienced professionals discuss
MANAGING WASTE IN THE CARIBBEAN
WEBINAR FEBRUARY 19, 2021
Visit this link to register
https://wastewise.be/event/managing-waste-in-the-caribbean/#.YCo3qW5FyUl

In this webinar, we will discuss managing waste in the Caribbean with special emphasis on how it all worked during a pandemic. We will discuss the challenges faced but also the opportunities that have come about. We focus on the experiences of 3 countries – Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and

12/02/2021

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY … and every day
extend your love to the natural beauty of our island paradise.
Show your love by keeping it clean and healthy.
It’s never too late to make a No Pollution Resolution.
#loveTT #GetIntoGreen #SWMCOL #NoPollutionResolution

SWMCOL’S BRAND AWARENESS AND PUBLIC OPINIONONLINE SURVEYPlease click on this link to take the survey: https://www.survey...
11/02/2021

SWMCOL’S BRAND AWARENESS AND PUBLIC OPINION
ONLINE SURVEY
Please click on this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF9XJYP

#getintogreen #swmcol #swmcolsurvey

COCA-COLA'S PLASTIC STRATEGYCoca-Cola’s new 13.2 oz. bottle is the company's first made from 100% rPET. The 20 oz. bottl...
11/02/2021
Coca-Cola Debuts New Bottle Size, Recycled Packaging Strategy

COCA-COLA'S PLASTIC STRATEGY
Coca-Cola’s new 13.2 oz. bottle is the company's first made from 100% rPET. The 20 oz. bottles will also transition to 100% rPET in the near future and will also be used for the Dasani and Smartwater brands later in the year.
This is part of the company's 2018 World Without Waste pledge to collect and recycle the equivalent of a bottle or can for every one the company sells by 2030, to make 100% of packaging recyclable by 2025 and to use 50% recycled material in bottles and cans by 2030. Coca-Cola noted that the bottles' caps and labels are not made from recyclable materials, although the caps and labels will include messaging to encourage consumers to recycle the empty bottles.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coca-cola-debuts-bottle-size-153905604.html

The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) has introduced its first new bottle size in a decade and its first bottles from 100% recycled plastic material. Size Matters: The Atlanta-based company's new 13.2 ounce bottle will be introduced this month for the Coca-Cola Trademark line — the Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Ze...

The Ministry of Public Utilities
06/01/2021

The Ministry of Public Utilities

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) new Board received their instruments of appointment today at the Ministry of Public Utilities’ Head Office in St. Clair.

The Board is headed by Mr. Ron Milford, Chairman. Other members of the Board are Mr. Steve Waldron, Deputy Chairman, Mr. Reval Chattergoon, Mr. Jabari Jacob, Ms. Yvonne Sarabjit, Mr. Roger Murray, Mr. Cecil D.A. Lengendre, Ms. Lea Ramoutar Vialva, Mr. Gerard Ramarack and Ms. Candace Solomon.

06/01/2021
Waste-Ed

She's smart.

Hey, listen up! This fired up 5-year-old is SICK of littering idiots, so you better wise up and pay attention! 🔥

📸 Cheryl Kennedy via Facebook

POLLUTION ASSESSMENT EXERCISE AT THE GUANAPO LANDFILLThe Ministry of Planning and Development, in partnership with the T...
29/12/2020
Planning Ministry conducts pollution assessments at Guanapo Landfill

POLLUTION ASSESSMENT EXERCISE AT THE GUANAPO LANDFILL
The Ministry of Planning and Development, in partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL), is implementing this project aimed at improving the environmental conditions surrounding the landfill and mitigating against potential health and environmental hazards. This project is funded by the Global Environment Facility to the tune of US $650,000 and is implemented by an independent European environmental consulting and engineering firm.
https://www.cnc3.co.tt/planning-ministry-conducts-pollution-assessments-at-guanapo-landfill/

The Ministry of Planning and Development has advanced another step in its efforts to monitor and mitigate against potential pollution threats from the Guanapo Landfill, with a recent assessment exercise in the area.

THE DEADLIEST PLASTICS IN THE OCEANThe review, by the Australian government’s science agency, CSIRO, found ingesting pla...
13/12/2020
Deadliest plastics: bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds

THE DEADLIEST PLASTICS IN THE OCEAN
The review, by the Australian government’s science agency, CSIRO, found ingesting plastic was responsible for killing animals across 80 different species.

Whales, dolphins and turtles were especially at risk from eating plastic film, with seabird deaths linked more with ingestion of hard plastic pieces and balloons.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/deadliest-plastics-bags-and-packaging-biggest-marine-life-killers-study-finds/ar-BB1bTAGY?li=BBnbcA1

Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds around the globe, according to a review of hundreds of scientific articles. Discarded fishing line and nets as well as latex gloves and balloons were al...

THREE INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE COMPANIESRANKED AS TOP POLLUTERS FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROWCoca-Cola was ranked the world’s No...
13/12/2020
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for third year in a row

THREE INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE COMPANIES
RANKED AS TOP POLLUTERS FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
Coca-Cola was ranked the world’s No 1 plastic polluter by Break Free From Plastic in its annual audit, after its beverage bottles were the most frequently found discarded on beaches, rivers, parks and other litter sites in 51 of 55 nations surveyed. Last year it was the most frequently littered bottle in 37 countries, out of 51 surveyed.
Coca-Cola said it was working to address packaging waste, in partnership with others, and disputed the claim that it was making no progress. “Globally, we have a commitment to get every bottle back by 2030, so that none of it ends up as litter or in the oceans, and the plastic can be recycled into new bottles,” a spokesperson said. “Bottles with 100% recycled plastic are now available in 18 markets around the world, and this is continually growing.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/07/coca-cola-pepsi-and-nestle-named-top-plastic-polluters-for-third-year-in-a-row

Companies accused of “zero progress” on reducing plastic waste, with Coca-Cola ranked No 1 for most littered products

China confirms expanded import ban starting Jan. 1 - Resource Recycling News
02/12/2020
China confirms expanded import ban starting Jan. 1 - Resource Recycling News

China confirms expanded import ban starting Jan. 1 - Resource Recycling News

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment last week announced details about the country’s upcoming ban on all materials it classifies as “solid waste,” including recovered fiber. The agency on Nov. 25 published information about the ban, referencing its approval …Continue Reading→

TIME FOR A NEW, MORE EFFECTIVE TREATY TO CURB PLASTIC POLLUTIONThe UN environment assembly concluded in 2017 that the ex...
02/12/2020
UK to support plans for new global treaty to 'turn tide' on plastic pollution

TIME FOR A NEW, MORE EFFECTIVE TREATY TO CURB PLASTIC POLLUTION
The UN environment assembly concluded in 2017 that the existing international legal framework governing plastic pollution, including the Stockholm and the Basel conventions, is fragmented and ineffective.
More than two-thirds of UN member states, including African, Baltic, Caribbean, Nordic and Pacific states, as well as the EU, have said they are open to considering the option of a new agreement. Britain had been considering one of two options: supporting increasing calls for negotiating a new global treaty, or strengthening existing agreements to reduce plastic waste. The US has so far opposed an international agreement on plastic waste.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/19/uk-to-support-plans-for-new-global-treaty-to-turn-tide-on-plastic-pollution

Lord Goldsmith says Britain, the second biggest per capita producer of plastic waste, could play leading role in tackling crisis

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SWMCOL has taken up the challenge in the ever-increasing battle for the preservation, enhancement and improvement of our natural environment. The company provides landfill management, design and operations, waste oil recovery and disposal, incineration systems design and construction, liquid effluent recovery and containment, treatment and disposal of special waste, waste management services to airports and seaports, management of waste water treatment systems, fecal waste stabilization systems and portable toilets and associated services in the sanitation industry.

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I started watching this new work from Michael Moore on the environment and our efforts at dealing with climate change and am enjoying it thoroughly - controversial! It is free on Youtube until May 20th (according my calculations)
Isn't this your truck in el Socorro the big blue truck, okay taking other people rubbish and putting it in front my neighbors gate and saying that's for the other blue truck to move, and how you know people in the side road putting their rubbish there, that side road truck those do their dam work and still take up the stuff that you does leave behind. SWMCOL he taking other garbage from the main road putting it in the side road in front people gateway and saying he alone can't do all the work, pal it's there already just throw it in the truck. NEIGHBOURS ARE PI**ED!!!.
This is how you all left the Couva Point Lisas Chamber dumpster yesterday morning. Thank you SWMCOL.
if this is feasible, why not run with it?
Can you please confirm what types of plastics are accepted at iCare bins? Is it only Type 1?
Everyday have fire by the Beetham landfill? Once in a while can be considered an accident. But its pure negligence now, disgusting smoke destroying lives of our citizens. This is what we face everyday in the city and you all turn a blind eye to those causing the fires and make no attempt to prevent it or put it out.
I went on a field trip to the operations in p.o.s. , people are working hard to put a handle on the pollution crisis. They are trying their best to be creative and innovative in their approach. Let us help them to help us and our future generations.
Where do I carry paper for recycling?
The Ambiance Project would like to thank SWMCOL for working with us on the Clean-Up Reform Village Everyone (CURVE) campaign. We accomplished a lot more than anticipated with the small number we had on the day...thx again.
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