16 April 2020 | Data Story

Shipping Partnership Advances Waste Management in Pacific Islands

Story Highlights

  • Since the signing of the Moana Taka Partnership in March 2018, the China Navigation Company has shipped approximately 686 tonnes of waste from Pacific island countries and territories for treatment and recycling in suitable ports in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • The China Navigation Company carries out the shipments free of charge to facilitate waste management in Pacific island countries and territories that have insufficient capacity to store, treat or ship recyclable waste.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has reported on progress in waste management in Pacific island countries made under the Moana Taka Partnership. Since its launch in March 2018, approximately 686 tonnes of waste have been shipped from eligible Pacific islands and territories for treatment and recycling in suitable ports in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Partnership between SPREP and the China Navigation Company (CNCo), also known as SWIRE Shipping, allows for CNCo vessels to carry, free of charge, containers of recyclable waste from eligible ports in Pacific island countries and territories that have insufficient or inappropriate landfill space to store waste, have inadequate waste treatment facilities, and lack financial capacity to ship recyclable waste...............................................

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