Cleaning Plastic Islands
Economic Potential and Benefits
The Caribbean coastal areas around the Guatemala–Honduras Border, in particular Bahia de Omoa, are suffering from a dramatic crisis of pollution. This is one of the world’s worst solid waste hotspots, mainly resulting from poor waste management.
Operating under the auspices of three Ministries of Foreign Affairs (Guatemala, Honduras and Israel), the Cartagena Convention, and within the “Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter Management (RAPMaLi) for the Wider Caribbean Region 2014”, the project will establish a zone of cooperation between Guatemala and Honduras in their common affected zone, and develop a joint holistic Strategic Action Plan to address the environmental crisis.