Antigua’s National Cleanup

Unfortunately some of the amazing natural areas in Antigua are plagued by large amounts of garbage. There is an effort ongoing to clean this up – from removing bulk waste at unauthorized dump sites, to coastal and community cleanups happening this weekend. I am excited to participate!

This is another step in a positive direction for a sustainable Antigua & Barbuda. Single use plastic bags have already been banned, and styrofoam is next in line. There is hope that this cleanup effort will not only remove tons of waste from the environment here, but also help to lead to a change in waste management behaviors.

Andrew Maurer

I am a PhD Candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at NC State. My PhD research focuses on hawksbill sea turtle nesting in Antigua & Barbuda. Contact me at