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Barbados: Environmental Management

“We don’t have much to sell to the tourists on this island except our natural beauty, and lately that beauty is becoming difficult to see with walls of condos blocking the seaview and garbage piles taking care of the rest of the island”: Taking a cue from Brazil, Barbados Free Press wonders whether the island should ban the use of Tetra-Pak containers.

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  • Actually, what happened in the Brazilian state of Parana is that the environmental officials there threatened to ban aseptic packaging if Tetra Pak did not work with them on recycling the packaging — they didn’t actually ban. Tetra Pak chose to deal and the resulting partnership seems to be working out well. I ought to know — the story Barbados Free Press quoted was mine in The Temas Blog, as is the update I just published in the same blog a few days ago.

    The threat probably worked for Parana because Brazil is a huge market for Tetra Pak and they have manufacturing facilities in Brazil. If Parana banned their packaging other states might follow, and that would have been a nightmare for Tetra Pak. Whether the same threat would work in a much smaller market like Barbados is open to debate….

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