The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) has begun the export of cardboard waste from Dominica.

The General Manager of the Corporation Bristol Lawrence said the new initiative is part of the reuse, reduce, recycle program.

He said other harmful products are also being exported from the country.

“Today we shipped out two containers of card board. We have been doing glass bottles for some time now and we are moving into the other plastic bottles. We have a local market for the used oil and while it is not as profitable, the aim is to get it out of the environment,” he said.

The DSWMC was established by the Solid Waste Management Act 17 of 1996, with the responsibility of developing solid waste management facilities for storage, collection, treatment and disposal of solid waste for matters incidental thereto. The Corporation commenced operations on July 1, 1997.