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Waste Recyclers Condemn Dumping

A waste management company yesterday condemned the irresponsible action of a certain waste disposal company and their representatives in disposing their rubbish illegally over the weekend. “Such problems have existed
04 Aug 2017 11:00
Waste  Recyclers Condemn Dumping

A waste management company yesterday condemned the irresponsible action of a certain waste disposal company and their representatives in disposing their rubbish illegally over the weekend.

“Such problems have existed for some time now and as a company we have tried to ensure that the concerned authorities are aware of it,” said Waste Recyclers (Fiji) Ltd managing director Peter Bray in a statement.

“This is not always easy as sometimes there is very little response, forthcoming from applicable Government and non-government organisations,” Mr Bray said.

Mr Bray was responding to photos and posts that went viral on social media when a waste disposal company’s truck was caught in the act dumping rubbish illegally at Nabou, Nadroga.

The photos of the dumping truck were caught on camera by an eyewitness Mike Jamieson, Security Manager of Evergreen International Fiji, and published in the Fiji Sun on July 31, 2017 front page.

“The worst part of the problem is when  such companies make false promises to  business houses and, in particular, resorts and hotels that they sort out rubbish and ensure that recyclables do not end up in the landfills or are disposed of illegally in someone else’s back yard, this is really far from acceptable,” he said.

He said Waste Recyclers (Fiji) Ltd was the only company fully committed in the collection and processing for export of all recyclable products from Fiji.

“We collect for recycling only and not to dispose off to landfill, or by burning, burying or dumping,” he said.

“We have been providing this service to Fiji since 2004.”

Mr Bray said the company would welcome support from and dialogue with concerned authorities and business houses to assist them in ensuring recyclables were handled adequately.

Source: Waste Recyclers (Fiji) Ltd

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