Green at Home
Regardless of whether you own or are renting a home, making environmentally sound choices helps to reduce the impact of living on a fragile Island.
You can set-up JUNK recycling bins at your house. JUNK is a full service recycling and removal company that’s facilitating recycling programmes for residents and businesses in Grand Cayman. JUNK offers smaller collection bins called “Stackables” which you can store inside or outside your home for your own personal recycling.
Check out our Recycling with JUNK page. Regardless of whether you own or are renting a home, making environmentally sound choices helps to reduce the impact of living on a fragile Island.
While no formal legislation exists to make recycling a requirement, people in Cayman are taking steps to reduce, recycle, reuse and refuse.
All the major supermarkets on the Island now sell reusable woven shopping bags and charge CI$0.05 per biodegradable plastic bag, but they still offer plastic produce bags in the fruit and vegetable aisles, and these are ending up in the landfill by the thousands.
Customers are encouraged to buy mesh produce bags for their fruit and vegetable purchases. Or not to use plastic bags where they don’t need to.
There are many environmentally responsible choices for household appliances. There are companies in Cayman that sell a range of appliances that run on propane – the cleanest fuel-based source of energy in the Cayman Islands. Propane emits low amounts of greenhouse gases and will not contaminate soil and groundwater.