“Why do we litter? – Sint Maarten” was executed between May 2022 – July 2023. The project included over a dozen neighbourhood cleanup events and focused on collecting data on the littering habits of Sint Maarten residents.
This project aimed to collect insights, opinions, and ideas from various litter-affected neighbourhoods. With this data, EPIC aimed to formulate recommendations and data to support follow-up steps towards preventing litter in Sint Maarten.
Download Project & Data Summary Report at https://epicislands.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Final-Report-Why-Do-We-Litter-Sint-Maarten-Version-1-updated.pdf
In addition, several students assisted in the execution of this project and were trained as ‘EPIC ambassadors.’ The selected students received workshops about environmental topics and data collection and attend a first aid course.
This project, “Why do you litter – Sint Maarten” was funded by the Government of the Netherlands under the Sint Maarten Trustfund, implemented by Resources for Community Resilience (R4CR), administered by VNGI, and overseen by The World Bank.
Updates about this project, student applications, and clean-up dates were posted on EPIC’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/epicislands. Project coordinators Riddhi Samtani and Laura Bijnsdorp can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries and collaborations.