Trash Trip

Exploring waste, from coast to coast.

West Coast Wedding Plans – West Indies Travel Updates

Wedding Cans

It has been weeks since my last update, and a lot has happened! Today, while reading the news, I came across this cute article about a Spokane, WA couple raising funds for their wedding, in a creative and recyclable way – check them out on their website

Currently, I’m on the Caribbean island of St. Martin (French side) with plans to go to the Dutch side this afternoon, to meet with some friends of the Pride Foundation and possibly a tour of the local landfill.

To date, Norton Smith (from Whole Systems and Project Kaisei), Johnston Melbostad (of Sausalito), and I have made it to St. Thomas, St.John, Anguilla, and now St. Martin/Sint Maarten. We will continue south, as far as we can go, before returning to St. Thomas by the first week in February. There, we will change crew and continue to the Bahamas and I will be “deposited” on Nassau, to visit distant relatives there.

I have 75 interviews to date and more yet to come! As always, I am still working on my podcast (that is, collecting interviews, but not yet editing them into a podcast). The process of traveling, interviewing, and seeking new contacts is a full time effort! Which brings me to raise the topic – if you have any contacts in the Caribbean or Bahamas, relating to waste management or environmental efforts, please send them my way!

There are many stories to share, from St. Thomas to St. Martin, as well as pictures and videos, so stay tuned for those to be posted – I need an assistant!

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