Pacific Regional Report (Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu) for the Plastic Waste Free Islands project
This report is a consolidation of in-country data gathered during 2020 in three Pacific countries: Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu. For the purpose of this report, all regional data analysis is based on these countries only. Data collection encompassed three sectors — household and commercial, tourism and fisheries, and included sampling, auditing, interviews, questionnaires and consultations. In order to consistently quantify inputs and outputs of plastic (including imports and exports) across national levels, locally sourced field-level data was supplemented with regionally focused published research and national statistical data sets.
The aims of the IUCN Plastic Waste Free Islands (PWFI) project were to Reduce plastic waste and leakage, Improve the knowledge of waste generation among three islands in the Caribbean and three in the Pacific, Repurpose waste into commercially viable products to generate jobs and income for local communities, Create value chains for waste plastic usage, and Develop a Plastic Wate Free Island blueprint to be scaled up and used by any island country or regional body.
In this report, seven plastic categories were targeted for assessment and qualification: PET; HDPE; PVC; LDPE; PP; PS and other plastics (polycarbonate, polylactide).
Other materials, including Policy Reviews, Quantification Reports and more are available by email with a request to email@example.com.
A waste segregation guide and alternative value chain business plans are available here.
A report for the Caribbean is also available here.
The work of Plastic Waste Free Islands was funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - Norad.