Antigua has been designated “a future island” nation which will result in the building of a plastics recycling plant. All the plastic wastes will be collected and turned into other products that will keep plastics out of the landfill and the surrounding seas forever, almost. The Ministry of the Environment is about to sign an MOU with the firm involved, and the cost of the operation will be absorbed by the firm. .Meanwhile the country’s Minister of the Environment will journey to Guadeloupe over the weekend to meet with the Prime Minister of France. There will be a closed-door meeting with the French Prime Minister and other Ministers from the Eastern Caribbean whose nations experience the Sargassum invasion annually. France is hoping to provide assistance in order to overcome the challenge facing many countries.