The Government of Sint Maarten wants to transform Sint Maarten’s existing methods ofCleaner-Environment-Heavy-Equipment-improving-landfil-1-2048x1365 disposing solid waste at the two landfills on Pond Island into an integrated system of solid waste management.

Currently, most of the solid waste collected in neighborhoods ends up in these landfills, which were not designed to handle the types and volume of waste disposed of there. The main landfill has grown considerably in the last two decades. Likewise, the adjacent landfill – known as the ‘Irma Dump’ – is also quickly accumulating larger waste materials, such as discarded furniture and waste from construction sites.

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Transforming our food systems for healthy people, environment, and economies

As the world continues to grapple with the food crisis, we need to remember that thisag_hero.jpg problem didn’t emerge overnight.  The war in Ukraine accelerated and triggered more attention to the crisis, but food prices and global hunger were already on the rise even before the war. Climate change, among others, has been a major driver of these worsening trends. Ironically, although global food production has nearly quadrupled between 1961 to 2020 and increased by 50% between 2000 to 2020, more people than ever before are going hungry.

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