Partnership agreement for waste management and recycling programs

WRFL CEO and PRF founder Amitesh Deo (left) and Uni Fiji Vice-Chancellor Professor Shaista Shameem. Picture: SUPPLIED

Recyclable waste generated at the University of Fiji’s Samabula and Saweni campuses will now be collected and processed by Waste Recyclers Fiji (WRFL) Limited after the signing of a partnership agreement with the Pacific Recycling Foundation (PRF) this week.

WRFL CEO and PRF founder Amitesh Deo said their collaboration involved the collection of recyclables from Samabula and Saweni campuses, as well as a tailor-made training program on waste management and recycling for the university staff.

“We commend Uni Fiji for aligning their sustainability program with PRF’s waste management and recycling programs,” he said.

“This alliance will not only result in the capturing of recyclables that would have ended at dumpsites but will also give PRF an opportunity to inculcate best practices of proper waste management and recycling in the wider university environment.”

Mr Deo added that PRF with the assistance of its partners was currently running two recycling projects in Fiji and hoped to extend its reach to more communities and schools in the near future.

“We also want to take this opportunity to urge those that are involved in waste management to start thinking about the benefits of recycling as many waste materials like paper, cardboards, PET bottles, tin cans, aluminum cans, and metal can be recycled.”

Uni Fiji Vice-Chancellor Professor Shaista Shameem said they were pleased that through the partnership, PRF and WRFL would work with the university to manage and recycle waste materials that were generated at their campuses in Samabula and Saweni.

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