FHWL Works to Clean Up Haiti’s Streets, Waterways

The photo shows household trash used to build a road in Cap Haitien. (Photo courtesy of Rémi Kaupp, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons)

In Haiti, trash often sits in the streets or clogs waterways. The country has just one dump site, located near the capital Port-au-Prince.

Over the last few decades, many Haitians have started eating food in plastic packaging rather than local, biodegradable materials. This mimics practices of the United States and Europe, where plastic packaging is common. To fight this problem, Haiti banned plastic bags in 2012.

Many Western countries have begun to rethink plastic packaging. Recently, a study found tiny particles of plastic embedded in human lungs, raising questions about the long-term health impact of plastic use.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


  • As Christians care for the streets and waterways of Haiti, pray many would see the love of Jesus in their actions.