Fiji will be hosting the 11th Global Plasticity Forum Pacific this coming Wednesday.
Plasticity Founder and recognised U.N Climate Hero Doug Woodring says that the forum is not a cleanup campaign but will focus on introducing practical sustain-ability models and showcasing new business opportunities for transforming plastic wastes into valuable second life resources.
He says that it will see discussions or practical business solutions to get plastic out of the environment and re-purposed.
Woodring says that every year 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean causing an estimated UD$13 billion worth of damage to the ecosystem.
He says that plastic pollution also threatens the tourism industry, which accounts for more than 40% of the GDP of some Pacific Island countries and territories.
The Forum will bring together key stakeholders from all aspects of the value chain, innovators, designers, entrepreneurs, large companies and give them the opportunity to take part in the larger global conversation about waste management and resource recovery.
The 11th Global Plasticity Forum Pacific will be held next Wednesday at the Grand Pacific Hotel next.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.