Our Resort is located on the small Island of Aruba a few miles of the coast of Venezuela. We are an environmentally friendly resort and have encountered several issues in areas that deal with the environment. We have a recycling program that we have been running for years at the resort. All the plastic collected goes to a facility on the Island and basically sits there as there is no plastic recycling processing equipment on the Island and exporting this plastic unless you have a very large amount is very costly. I am sure we are not the only Island in the Caribbean with this problem. Being on a small Island also brings problems with availability of local produce. As an environmentally friendly resort we would always rather purchase locally than importing. Due to the inconsistency of availability of local produce we are forced to import our produce in order to keep up with demand and minimum consistent quality standards. So we have two challenges: 1) How can we make it feasible for a Caribbean Island or group of Caribbean Islands to have plastic recycling and processing be a reality. 2) To be able to grow different produce on a larger scale in a sustainable manner. We would be very interested to hear the thoughts of others and receive advice from experts so that we can find the best solution to our challenges.