The Games Organising Committee have  announced the move to go Single-use plastic free for the upcoming Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Games- Falefata Hele Ei Matatia, made the announcement at a press conference that included the launch of the Greening of the Games slogan and campaign that begins this week.

“The decision to go plastic-free during the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games is a bold one and is aligned to Government’s vision in maintaining a clean and healthy environment.” said Falefata.

“Two key areas that it will impact within the Games Operations is catering and waste management.”

The Greening of the Games Committee is spearheaded by co-Directors, Ulu Bismark Crawley, CEO of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Leota Kosi Latu, Director-General of the Secretariat Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

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