Roundtable discussion to focus on challenges of recycling in Fiji

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Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited director and Pacific Recycling Foundation founder Amitesh Deo. Picture: SUPPLIED/FT FILE

Roundtable discussion on ‘Mindset and Behaviour towards Recycling’ scheduled for today will focus on challenges of recycling and reasons on why recycling has not become a mainstream practice in Fiji.

The discussion, a lead-up to the 2023 Global Recycling Day that which will feature Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka as the guest speaker, will see the declaration of Pacific Recycling Foundation’s Plastic Free Day initiative.

The foundation’s founder and Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited CEO Amitesh Deo said a lot of effort and thought had gone into developing this idea that aimed to encourage Fijians to stop and reflect on how they had been dealing with plastic waste.

“We understand you cannot go completely plastic free but it’s a day dedicated to reflecting on our actions. Yes, we will need plastic but it is a day dedicated to thinking about how do you deal with it and dispose it,” Mr Deo said.

The celebration is an initiative of PRF, WRFL in partnership with Tourism Fiji, Swire Shipping, Pacific Energy, and Fiji National University.

This declaration will be held at the Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort in Denarau this Saturday.

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