Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the Albert Park Pavilion, the Acting Head of Delegation of the Delegation the EU for the Pacific, Mr. Corrado Pampaloni said: "Recycling is one of the few tangible things that anyone can do to minimise their environmental impact. Hence, I invite everyone to treat sensibly their waste. The EU is proud to provide the Suva City Council with four new recycle bins. This is part of a larger effort done by the EU in Fiji and the broader Pacific Region to keep the environment clean".
The donated bins will be installed at My Suva Park, Ratu Sukuna Park, Thurston Garden and Albert Park.
''Today we are extremely pleased to witness the European Union's commitment to promote a cleaner environment for Suva and Fiji by way of sponsoring smart waste management recycle bins for our capital city as part of their on-going commitment for the protection of our environment. The Suva City Council acknowledges and greatly appreciates the unprecedented initiative taken by the European Union to work in partnership with the Council in finding solutions to our solid waste problems,'' said the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Suva City Council, Mr. Bijay Chand.
''Through this sponsorship, we will attain more comprehensive, efficient and effective community recycling programs get off the ground, including sponsorship of those common litter bins in the recent past year through a successful partnership with other corporate sponsors who came on board. Now through this kind sponsorship by the EU Delegation we are moving a step up by promoting recycling that will surely change the way we manage solid waste in the City. '' added Chand.
As part of the EU's Global Beach Clean-up action and its commitment to raise awareness about the increasing challenges posed by marine litter, the EU Delegation, will team up with the Suva City Council to clean-up the Suva foreshore, later in the year.