The Compostable Day Campaign (CDC) demonstrated to the community of Coral Bay the value of switching from single use plastic materials to compostable products and demonstrated the practicality of making the change from plastics to compostable materials.  CDC also showed the community of Coral Bay that ridding ourselves of single use plastics isn’t a fantasy, and that the switch isn’t impossible, that it is actually very possible, and there is an enormous benefit to everyone that supports this change.

In conjunction a newspaper ads were simultaneously run the week before, the week of, and the week after “Compostable Day”. CBCC also printed brochures explaining the value of using compostable material and are available for distribution and at CBCC main office.

Compostable Day was held on August 15, 2017. Five restaurants in Coral Bay participated collecting over 40lbs of waste. 

1) Indigo Grill

2) Aqua Bistro

3) The Thirsty Donkey

4) Shipwreck

5) Pizzabar in Paradise

The compostable waste was then taken to Dr. Dave Minner at Gifft Hill School. His EARTH program operates a compost operation and local garden. This “Compostable Day” showed that with a product switch and a little effort, Coral Bay can let go of their usage of plastic.

All of the compostable products used in the restaurants were purchased at Caribbean Packaging on St. Thomas. They have an enormous selection of paper/compostable products that can be purchased by every establishment in the Virgin Islands to help keep our islands cleaner! Caribbean Packaging can be reached at 340-774-0140 or caribbeanpackaging@gmail.com. They truly are our comrades in the continuing environmental battle!