Little Cayman is a wonderful place. We loved just about every aspect of it.
But man, once you step outside of the resorts and the places where the beach is maintained there is a really bad problem with plastic. The week I stayed there we picked up a bunch of stuff that floated up on the beach outside our rental in order to keep that area clean, but other places it is just totally out of control, so much that it seems insurmountable. Even Owen Island had a serious issue.
Now, I fully understand that this is a worldwide problem and that even though this trash ends up on Little Cayman's shores that probably 99.9% of it floats in from other areas. I found a toothpaste tube that clearly came from Cuba.
What I do not understand is that the island seems to be ignoring it. There is no campaign to pick up plastic, and if there were, there is no place to put it if you decide to "do your part", which I would have. It seems this could be solved. For instance, we went out to Jackson's point which was just riddled with plastic - 2-3 feet deep in places. As a tourist, understanding that this floats in from everywhere, I would have picked some up if I had a place to put it. "it's not our trash, but it's our shores" is a program that I'm a bit surprised doesn't exist. A large trash receptacle at Jackson's point would have allowed us to do some cleaning. But with no place to put it, picking it up becomes problematic. No wonder there is so much.
I'm not trying to be critical of Little Cayman for it's plastic problem - it is everywhere, just a bit surprised that there doesn't seem to be anything being done about it. If I am wrong about that I'd sure love to hear about any programs that exist that perhaps I could donate to, or participate in during our next trip there - because it was a bit heartbreaking.