“Enough Garbage” Says True Blue Bay Resort

ST. GEORGES, GRENADA - June 15, 2015 - Following a recent workshop hosted by the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA), True Blue Resort has committed to eliminate waste completely by June 2016. The Fielden family who own and operate True Blue Bay Resort, have a history of sustainable leadership in the GHTA community, having played an active role in the GHTAs Energy Campaign which has resulted

in several properties retrofitting their businesses to reduce pollution and conserve energy; playing an integral role in obtaining the Compete Caribbean Grant awarded to the GHTA that created the Pure Grenada brand and most recently building the library at the Vendome School.

We plan to reduce our daily waste by June 2016 stated Marie Fielden, HR/ Environmental manager for the Resort. Hotels produce a ton of garbage, but with a little effort most of it is recyclable. Our challenge here in Grenada is finding companies prepared to take the recycled material stated Marie. We believe that with the help of other hotels and businesses we can create sufficient waste to make this a viable business for a Grenadian entrepreneur. Marie further stated that Styrofoam containers should be totally banned from been imported into Grenada and that at True Blue Bay they have been using recyclable
alternatives for some time so there really is no need to bring these hazardous materials into the country.

About Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association

The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation tasked with being the representative private sector voice of the islands tourism sector. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors responsible for guiding the Associations strategies and polices, while an Executive Director responsible for the day-to-day duties of the Association, which manages the
secretariat. GHTAs main purpose is to advocate and lobby on behalf of its members on matters affecting the tourism industry. In addition, the Association promotes educational opportunities for industry workers; assist in the development of cultural activities and aids in marketing the businesses of its members.

About Compete Caribbean

Compete Caribbean is a private sector development program that provides technical assistance grants and investment funding to support productive development policies, business climate reforms, clustering initiatives and Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SME) development activities in the Caribbean region. The program, jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Canada, supports projects in 15 Caribbean countries. Projects in the OECS countries are implemented in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank.