Have you ever had someone around you overreact without having all the facts? Well, we know what that feels like too.
In 2012 we were awarded a project by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) in Jamaica to test ShoreLock™ Technology as part of the Government of Jamaica, European Union, and United Nations Environmental Program’s “Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Program”. The project was supervised by the University of the West Indies and specified pilot locations in Font Hill, St. Elizabeth, Negril, Westmoreland, and the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (University of the West Indies). Not long after the announcement, the Jamaican Environmental Trust (JET) wrote The Jamaica Observer newspaper questioning the use and efficacy of the previously tested ShoreLock™ Technology without contacting us to ask for information on the safety of the product and the reporting that would have eased their concerns. Instead, as many things in today’s world they took to the media for attention resulting in the article here.
So, what came of the pilot project after all? The ShoreLock™ Technology was found to be environmentally SAFE to use and the projects ADDED sand. But don’t take our word for it, here are the full scientific reports from the project. Since the project’s completion, NEPA has continued to issue beach licenses for the use of ShoreLock™ and we continue our commitment to providing an outstanding environmentally sustainable alternative to beach nourishment.
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