Recycling for sustainable tourism

Global Recycling Day - Fiji Partnership

Over 200 people are expected to participate in this year’s Global Recycling Day celebrations in Denarau next month.

Tourism Fiji and the Pacific Recycling Foundation (PRF) have joined hands to raise awareness on the importance of recycling for a sustainable tourism.

PRF’s Founder, Amitesh Deo expects the collaboration to “enhance our capacity to take GRD celebrations to new heights,” he said. 

Deo hopes this partnership will enable PRF to fulfil its vision of empowering Collection Pillars of Recycling (CPRs) and move them to the formal sector. 

“This is the first time GRD celebrations will take place in the Western Division and through Tourism Fiji’s partnership, we will be unveiling a tailor-made solution for sustainable tourism, the ‘I-Recycle Hub’,” said Deo. 

He also confirmed that PRF will be launching two major national campaigns attached to Global Recycling Day later this month. 

“Tourism Fiji’s focus is on sustainable tourism and development that promotes Fiji’s natural environment, culture, authenticity and at the same time addresses pertinent issues such as climate change in an inclusive manner,” said Tourism Fiji CEO, Brent Hill. 

“Tourism Fiji is pleased to support Pacific Recycling Foundation’s Global Recycling Day campaign on March 17 and 18, which calls for recycling not only in the tourism industry, but also in our communities, corporate businesses, and educational institutions.”

“We have greater challenges than ever in putting into practice the best sustainable business practices, with waste management serving as a key tenet of sustainability for the travel and tourism sector. This partnership is a crucial step towards that goal as it benefits the economy, helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as engages the communities in environmental conservation efforts, making tourism more meaningfully sustainable,” adds Hill.

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