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.

Green Cleaning Products

All the major supermarkets have been very responsive about stocking environmentally friendly cleaning products. These green products are made up of naturally derived ingredients which are non-toxic, free of phosphates, fillers, fragrance, chlorine, dyes and NPE.

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse & Refuse

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.

Disposing Batteries

Everyone should aim to use rechargeable batteries only. Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when improperly disposed of. Find out where you can recycle your batteries in Cayman.

Household Appliances

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.

Eco Dry Cleaning

When you need dry cleaning done, Puritan Cleaners (Tel: (345) 949 7104) and Island Cleaners (Tel: (345) 949 5391 are both good examples of eco-friendly businesses that use environmentally safe products and recycle hangers.

Recycling with JUNK

JUNK is a full service recycling and removal service company that’s facilitating recycling programmes for residents and businesses on Grand Cayman. If you want to be a part of the recycling movement in Cayman, click “Read More” below to learn how.

Top Tips for Being Green

Small lifestyle choices can ensure you lead a greener life. Cayman Residents shares the  ways you can reduce your impact on Cayman’s fragile environment.