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Firm lacks support

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A LOCAL recycling company believes communities need to improve their commitment towards dealing with littering in the country.

Waste Recyclers (Fiji) Ltd, which has shipped out about 89,000 tonnes of recyclable materials, believes communities could do much better.

The company has been involved in the industry of recycling for the past 24 years.

Company director Peter Bray said every day should be anti-litter day.

"The company has dedicated its efforts into ensuring that recyclables such as cardboard, plastic, paper, glass and many more gets recycled as opposed to ending up in landfills or worst as litter around the country," he said.

"We have shipped out over 89,000 tonnes of recyclables from Fiji since the start of business.

"To many, this is just a number, but can you imagine that much trash is still lying around in Fiji."

Mr Bray said one of the biggest challenges they faced locally in dealing with recyclable materials was the lack of support from stakeholders.

"There are many challenges we face," he said.

"The lack of support from important stakeholders is perhaps on top of the list.

"We have in the past approached several government and non-government bodies to assist our efforts with recycling, but it has been hard to gain interest.

"Waste Recyclers (Fiji) Ltd provides recycling services from two factories, one in Lautoka and one in Lami.

"The company works with many large and small resorts and businesses around Fiji who seek help and support with their recycling needs."

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