The right to a clean environment is fundamental and individual actions are pivotal - PRF Founder

The right to a clean environment is fundamental and individual actions are pivotal - PRF Founder

By Karishma Kumari
Monday 01/01/2024
Founder of Pacific Recycling Foundation, Amitesh Deo [Image: File]

The right to a clean environment is fundamental and individual actions are pivotal as every action, regardless of scale, holds significance.

The Founder of Pacific Recycling Foundation and CEO of Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited, Amitesh Deo highlighted this while emphasising the strides made in tackling Fiji's waste management crisis in 2023 which underscores the need for a deeper realisation.

Deo says as we celebrate the New Year with our loved ones, we must also embrace actions, spread kindness, and create a brighter and cleaner world for everyone that leads us closer to a sustainable world as each positive step we take contributes to a brighter future for all.

He says we must extend initiatives to ensure that basic services, including proper waste management, reach informal, rural, and marginalised communities and should not be limited to urban areas alone but accessible to all, fostering equality in environmental care and community well-being.

The Founder also urges inclusive contemplation from all stakeholders including the Government, private sector, and communities.

He says we must collectively reflect on our journey ahead in waste management, environmental stewardship, and the human aspect of recycling reiterating that Pacific Recycling Foundation and Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited remain steadfast in reshaping the recycling sector in Fiji through a lens that integrates human and environmental rights advocacy and revolutionary approaches.

Deo also extends his heartfelt appreciation to the unsung heroes and the Collection Pillars of Recycling, who tirelessly work to maintain a clean environment.

He urges society to rally behind these dedicated individuals, acknowledging their commendable dedication and indispensable contributions to our sustainable future.

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