Waste segregation enhanced through donation of recycled bins |20 July 2023
- Seychelles Ports Authority gets donation of bins for its three main jetties
The Seychelles Ports Authority has received three sets of recycle bins for glass, plastic and aluminum cans which will be placed at the three main jetties on Mahé, Praslin and La digue.
The bins were handed over by the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, the Landscape and Waste Management Agency, together with the Seychelles Breweries.
The handover took place yesterday morning at the Inter-Island Quay.
The ministry’s senior public relations officer, Linne Dubignon, said the aim of the recycle bins is to help minimise the recyclable waste that reaches the landfill site.
“Our ministry will coordinate with redeem centres to collect the segregated trash and SPA’s responsibility is to maintain and supervise these bins and make sure that everything is being respected and followed accordingly,” she said.
She added that the ministry is currently holding a national waste survey with the aim of identifying the level of waste dumping and management in Seychelles.
Mary-Anne Ernesta, the corporate relations manager at the Seychelles Breweries, said the project is a commitment made with the ministry responsible for environment to find ways to manage waste.
“We have made this donation as it aligns with our project also, as we are already separating our rubbish at the brewery and it is an effort to encourage people in the community to do the same,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of the Seychelles Ports Authority, Dr Egbert Moustache said the donation falls well within the authority’s strategy of managing waste.
It should be noted that earlier this year, the Seychelles Breweries handed a total of seven sets of three Seypearl branded bishops 240L recycle bins for PET, glass bottles and aluminum cans to the ministry, as part of effort to encourage the public to practice waste segregation. The recycle bins will be placed in areas well frequented by the general public.