Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development is a way of satisfying our basic needs today and enjoying a satisfactory quality of life without compromising the quality of life for future generations. This requires balancing our economic, social and environmental objectives – the three dimensions of Sustainable Development.

Social

Bermuda’s greatest resource is its people. For sustainability to thrive, we must have sound, stable communities built around safe, secure and productive families.

Environmental

Bermuda has limited natural resources and a finite land mass. We must find innovative ways to provide the necessary infrastructure to meet increasing and sometimes conflicting demands while also preserving our natural environments.

Economic

Bermuda’s economic security has always been vulnerable to external influences. Future policies should continue to maintain the economy while ensuring that all Bermudians are prepared for and have the opportunity to share in our prosperity.

Imagine a Bermuda where we work together to sustain our communities while respecting our environmental limits, protecting our natural heritage and doing so within a strong and inclusive economy.

Waste

Waste Volumes

There is no doubt about it; Bermuda produces a lot of waste. Bermudians produce 80,000 tonnes of waste a year. That's 2739 pounds for every man, woman, and child that lives on the island! Why so much you ask? The reason is centered in the fact that, as a small island, Bermuda has to import almost 85% of the items locals consume. Each product shipped from abroad must be pack

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