Blue Standard Launch in Barbados

March 16, 2019: Oceanic Global partnered with local social enterprise, Sustainable Caribbean, to launch the TOS: Barbados Edition (now Blue Standard) in anticipation of the upcoming nationwide ban on single-use plastics.

Barbados announced a nation-wide ban on single-use plastics to come into effect on April 1st, 2019. As a result, Oceanic Global partnered with local sustainability consultant,Sustainable Caribbeanto host a free industry focused event on March 16th at Copacabana Beach Clubto launch the Barbados Edition of The Oceanic Standard (TOS) (now rebranded to the Blue Standard).

The cocktail event brought together specialists from the hospitality industry and solution-based vendors to provide sustainable solutions that are available locally in Barbados. The intention of the TOS Barbados event was to ensure that as the ban goes into effect in Barbados, that businesses are equipped for this transition, are provided with the necessary information on how to source sustainable products and are not subject to ‘Greenwashing’.

Following the evening event, Sandals Barbados hosted a workshop demonstrating how they have implemented tools outlined in The Oceanic Standard (TOS) to eliminate single-use plastics. Executives, representatives and staff members from the Sandals Barbados team will describe how the all-inclusive resort is making this transition.

The TerraMar Project hosted a series of events surrounding the TOS Barbados Launch Event to activate the community and gather data on the issue of plastic pollution in Barbados.

Thursday, March 14th – Dance 4 Life event, Small Acts Big Impact
Friday, March 15th – A Plastic-Free Barbados With University of the West Indies
Saturday, March 16th – The Oceanic Standard Barbados Event at Copacabana
Sunday, March 17th – Dare To Care Beach Cleanup at Long Pond
Sunday, March 17th – Beach Cleanup/Surf For All at Drill Hall

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