Fiji is First Pacific Nation to Join CAPP Programme
Fiji will be the first Pacific nation to join the Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution (CAPP) Programme to help facilitate regional and global projects for reducing plastic pollution. While officiating at the launching of Fiji’s membership to the CAPP Programme with the Ocean Recovery Alliance, Minister for Environment, Waterways and Agriculture Mahendra Reddy said: “Fiji is proud to be an early collaborator joining the CAPP community of Flagship Nations, which along with Fiji include Curacao and Seychelles.” Mr Reddy said this programme would help defeat plastic pollution through community, transparency, and programming back to their regions.
“CAPP will offer a digital platform for learning, tracking and scoring, applied knowledge for replicable processes and the monitoring of plastic pollution,” he said.
Founding partner of social enterprise Island Impact, Arno Boersma said Fiji had been a leader in sustainable development for several years.
“We were delighted to work with Fiji and other islands to create an impact that would inspire the rest of the world,” he said.
Founder and managing director for Ocean Recovery Alliance in Hong Kong and California, Douglas Woodring, speaking through a Zoom session, said it was wonderful to have Fiji, Curacao and Seychelles, as the first three collaborating nations for the programme to join CAPP.
“It is a fitting follow-up to Fiji’s hosting of our Plasticity Forum in March 2019, that focused on innovations for plastic,” he said.
He said the Ocean Recovery Alliance was focused to bring creative solutions to the reduction of plastic pollution to businesses, governments, education, and the global community. Edited by