Economic Impact of Plastic Pollution in Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean
In 2019 with Norad support, IUCN launched the Plastic Waste Free Islands (PWFI) project, aiming to reduce plastic waste generation and leakage into the ocean in island nations in the Pacific and Caribbean regions.
An economic assessment was conducted as part of the project in Antigua and Barbuda. The study examined the impacts of marine plastics on the fisheries and tourism sectors and the costs and benefits of implementing a national recycling system.
This is a summary of the full report which is available here in English: Antigua and Barbuda
The summary is also available in French and Spanish. The work of Plastic Waste Free Islands was funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - Norad. A graphical summary of the impacts for the Caribbean can be read here.