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Recycle Organics Program Expands to the Pacific Islands

Updated: 6 days ago

The program will support Fiji and Samoa in reducing GHG emissions within the waste sector

WASHINGTON, DC – The Recycle Organics program is set to expand to the Pacific Islands, supporting Fiji and Samoa in reducing their methane emissions from the waste sector, as announced this week by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), with support from the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) and ImplementaSur. Expanding the Program to the Pacific Islands will build on the momentum coming out of the Recycle Organics Latin America and the Caribbean program, which was officially launched during an inaugural Workshop held in Chile this March.

The overall goal of the Recycle Organics program is to facilitate conditions for a sustained expansion of organic waste management technologies and accelerate methane mitigation projects that bring significant environmental, economic and social benefits to the countries and regions it supports. With the addition of Fiji and Samoa, the Program currently supports 12 countries. Opportunities to reduce GHG emissions exist through the implementation of composting plants, anaerobic digesters and the capture of gas from landfills.

“CCAP is pleased to see the Recycle Organics Program grow and expand across the world with the addition of two Pacific Island countries in Fiji and Samoa,” said CCAP Executive Director Allison Bender-Corbett. “Reducing methane emissions is critical, as deep reductions of this powerful greenhouse gas must be achieved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5°C. We’re excited to have the opportunity to support more SIDS in their circular economy transition, bringing them closer to reaching their climate goals.”

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