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Wageningen, Hans and Barry Wade.  "Waste Monitoring in the Eastern Caribbean," Warmer Bulletin, 2000, 75 (November), 6-7

Abstract:  Solid waste generated on the island states of the eastern Caribbean threatens the health of the marine and terrestrial environment, and thus the sustainability of the tourist industry. The economically important cruise ship industry contributes a high l
el of waste to these islands. An effective monitoring program is a first step in a waste management strategy. A recommended monitoring program separates municipal, industrial, commercial industrial, ship-generated, and medical wastes. Solid Waste Management Bodies (SWMBs) were established to take care of these responsibilities. Recommendations were made with regard to types and amounts of wastes landfilled, environmental impacts from the landfill site, and beach and street litter monitoring.