Jamaica considers waste-to-energy program

Jamaica is getting closer to determining its options for waste-to-energy, with an aim to embark on a program by the end of 2017. Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that the government is far advanced in examining options for waste-to-energy solutions.

“The government has commissioned an enterprise team to look at waste disposal in Jamaica, from a national strategic perspective. How can we improve waste collection, solid waste collection, and solid waste management and importantly to look at the options for waste to energy”, said Mr Holness.

Prime Minister Holness stated that the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) initiative will add to the national effort in managing waste disposal and protecting the environment.