Moana Taka Partnership-A Guide for Pacific Island Countries & Territories
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- Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) have amassed a huge amount of waste, much of it hazardous, including large number of plastics. These are wastes are washed into the surrounding seas when tropical cyclones and floods occur. Marine litter continually enters the region on ocean currents from stormwater, fishing vessels, cruise ships and container ships. The Moana Taka Partnership helps alleviate the burden of waste on islands in the Pacific by enabling Swire Shipping vessels to utilise empty shipping containers to transport non-commercial recyclable waste from islands. This waste is transported to countries with appropriate waste disposal facilities, ensuring that everything from oil to plastics to aerosols are properly recycled.