With the scheduled launch of their operations set for October this year, Zero Waste Jamaica is intent on making its own mark on the elimination of single-use plastics on the island – one entertainment event a time.
“I am naturally an environment enthusiast. After relocating to Kingston from St Ann, it became very apparent the waste crisis we are facing in Jamaica. I recalled growing up in the countryside and my grandparents would basically reuse every container and food scraps the household would produce,” said founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Kemar Allen, in explaining his decision to register the company in 2017.
“It then came to me that there is a huge gap, and conversely an opportunity within Jamaica’s waste management industry. I, therefore, set out to pursue and implement convenient, practical and environmentally friendly means of tackling our current waste management systems on the island,” he added.