The Fiji National University (FNU) is committed to its sustainability objectives and has partnered with various organisations in the lead up to Global Recycling Day to support national recycling initiatives.
FNU’s Director Capital Project and Infrastructure, Niranjwan Chettiar said the University has partnered with organisations such as Tourism Fiji, Swire Shipping and Pacific Energy to collaborate with the Pacific Recycling Foundation and Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited (WRFL) in its recycling initiatives.
“The first initiative, ‘Wear a Pin – Support Recycling Movement,’ calls on all Fijians to wear a lapel pin to show solidarity and a commitment to supporting PRF’s recycling programmes,” Chettiar said.
“The second campaign, ‘Declaration of 18 March as the Official National Plastic Free Day,’ calls on Fijians to refrain from using plastic and create awareness of its harmful effects on the environment.”
Chettiar is also FNU’s Sustainability Initiatives Committee (SIC) Chair. The SIC projects and initiatives with students, staff and external stakeholders are aligned to FNU’s Sustainability Plan 2021-2026.
He added that Global Recycling Day, which is marked on 18 March, will be commemorated by an event organised by the Pacific Recycling Foundation in Nadi.
“During the event, the Prime Minister, Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka, will officially declare the day as National Plastic Free Day,” Chettiar said.
“I’d like to encourage everyone to support the movement and support the recycling initiatives as they are for the betterment of our pristine environment and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).”
To highlight the University’s commitment, FNU will also be partnering with Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited (WRFL) on the I-Recycle Hub Programme.
The partnership will be formalised in the coming weeks.