The problem of pollution due to tourism in the Caribbean is not a new one. We see how a booming industry, such as tourism, affects all aspects of life in these developing countries. More specifically the environmental impacts and what those impacts do to the people who are not visitors to these islands. The Dominican Republic is clearly not alone in the challenges they face and I believe that in order for an effective change, the industry needs to acknowledge the wasteful and unsustainable practices of tourism. This sustainable tourism initiative can and should be applied to other Caribbean countries. The Caribbean is a beautiful place and it should stay that way.
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