We are urging the government to tap into local knowledge and expertise for solutions regarding proper waste management.
Pacific Recycling Foundation Founder, Amitesh highlighted this adding they have made a number of submissions for the 2023/2024 National Budget to commemorate Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited’s 29th anniversary , with a key focus for the government to commission a study on specific areas of recycling and up-cycling that have significant potential to foster economic, environmental, and social developments for Fiji.
Deo says their submissions are based on Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka’s contribution during the debate on the President’s address in Parliament this year, where he stated that he will be recommending a study to be carried out in recycling which will minimise pollution and also reduce solid waste and protect the environment.
He also says the PRF has submitted for a public-private partnership approach to explore opportunities for Tire Shredding and Processing Plants and End-of-Life Vehicles Procedures and Processing Facilities.
Deo adds as a local rights-based organisation with specific objectives of awareness, advocacy, and research on recycling, they have close to three decades of experience in the recycling space through their business arm, Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited.
Deo says they have also submitted a cost-effective and sustainable waste management solution for Lautoka City.
He further adds they have proposed to place ‘I Recycle Hub’ bins at strategic locations across Lautoka City, in a bid to reduce the massive amounts of recyclable waste that ends up in the Vunato dumpsite.
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