Increase awareness of and capacity to implement good waste management and pollution prevention practices including an internet campaign to reduce plastic bags, regional marine pollution conference and monthly school competition.
Support grassroots actions for waste reduction and management, pollution prevention and harzardous chemicals management including training of waste champions and presentation of the SPREP Media Award.
Mainstreaming waste management and pollution prevention into national sectoral policies including climate change and biodiversity.
Advance the ratification and implementation of relevant regional and international agreements to minimise pollution such as the Waigani and Basel Convention.
Clean Pacific 2012 is an awareness campaign to galvanize actions at all levels for better management of waste and pollution control in the region. Clean Pacific 2012 is being implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and its member countries with financial support from the Japan International Development Assistance (JICA), the Republic of China and Westpac Banking Corporation.
On average how many plastic bags do you use in a week?
To contribute to improvements in waste management and pollution control practices in the Pacific region. This is to be achieved by supporting implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Managmeent Strategy 2010 - 2015, and the Pacific Ocean Pollution Prevention Programme (PACPOL) Strategy 2010-2012.
How can i get involved?
As an individual, practice the 4Rs (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.
As a parent and member of the community, share you knowledge with your children and encourage others to practice the 4Rs.
As a policy maker, endorse & enforce policies for waste reduction & management & control of pollution & promote those that can be sustained financially over time.