30 Jul 2019

New waste measures in Tuvalu to ease pressure on dump

From , 3:01 pm on 30 July 2019

A single use plastic ban and importation levy comes into force in Tuvalu from the beginning of August to help deal with waste in the small remote islands.

It's hoped the new measures will ease pressure on an overflowing rubbish dump on Fogafale where most of the population lives.

The director of the Department of Environment Soseala Tinilau told Sally Round leaching from the dump site is impacting the lagoon and coast.

Rubbish, plastic waste, trash in Tuvalu

Photo: RNZ Pacific / Sally Round