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Festival Sponsor Banks On Waste Reduction

Pinto Industries Limited has invested in effective ways to reduce solid wastes. This was highlighted by company managing director Shirley Narayan at the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival’s Bula night
25 Jun 2015 12:44
Festival Sponsor Banks  On Waste Reduction
Pinto Industries Limited director’s Shirley Narayan and Vishal Narayan. Photo: Peni Drauna

Pinto Industries Limited has invested in effective ways to reduce solid wastes.

This was highlighted by company managing director Shirley Narayan at the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival’s Bula night on Tuesday.

It is the major sponsor for the week-long carnival, which ends on Saturday.

Mrs Narayan was speaking on the topic of solid waste disposal becoming an issue affecting the environment.

“As a manufacturer of plastics and PET bottles in the Northern Division, we are investing millions of dollars every year in importing raw materials, buying machinery and employing many people,” she said.

“These people work in our factories to manufacture different types of plastic products.

“These products are sold and used by almost all of us in our homes, work places, communities, towns and cities locally and abroad.”

Mrs Narayan said as manufacturers they had to pay these extra levies and tax and apart from that they improved their manufacturing processes to include biodegradable materials in all products.

“Our company has purchased additional machines to recycle our waste plastic products and reuse the materials,” she said.

“We are taking some very effective ways and systems to reduce and minimise solid wastes in all our nine factories in Labasa.

“It is time we change our perception on our litter or solid wastes.

“Our Fijian Government has introduced the Litter Decree to prevent and minimise littering in our cities and towns and even in our local communities.

“They have introduced certain levies and tax on a number of products to mitigate these issues.”

Pinto is a major manufacturer of mops, brushware, plastic ware, cleaning products, carbonated drinks, pet bottles, ice pops, sun pops, (printed) plastic bags, etc.

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 



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