Barbados Youth Business Trust has embarked on a project with one of its young entrepreneurs to promote awareness of pesticides and other harmful chemical substances in the environment. BYBT will work with Caribbean E-Waste Management, an IT recycling business established by BYBT entrepreneur
Nadaline Cummings. The project is focused on educating the public about Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) through training sessions in schools, community centres and businesses. The education will be focused on training on what are POPs; how to identify them, and mitigate the harmful impactof them. As a result of the project, Nadaline business Caribbean E-Waste Management, will be strengthened. The $20,000 project, funded by the Global Environmental Facility/Small Grants Programme is the first to be done on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Caribbean and runs from January 2010 to December 2010.
** Taken from News from theYBI Network on April 2010