27 Oct 2021, K.Thulusdhoo (Maldives) -MOPA and K.Thulusdhoo Council have signed a memorandum of Understanding to work towards the mutual goal of combating ocean plastics. The MOU was signed by Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, President & Co-Founder of MOPA and Mr. Aslam Moosa, the President of the Thulusdhoo Council.
Under the understanding signed, MOPA and the Council have agreed to work together to facilitate PET bottles collection for supporting the MOPA initiative of Island PET collection and recycling program. This is the 2nd island added to MOPA’s flagship PET collection & recycling program following Dh. Kudahuvadhoo.
The program is a proof-of-concept PET bottle collection project from the islands. This national multi-stakeholder partnership project brings together Partners with a common vision to create a more sustainable business and better shared future that makes a difference in people’s lives, communities and our planet.
The project is aimed to collect post-consumer PET bottles from the island primarily including retail outlets, cafes, restaurants and guest houses in Thulusdhoo. It is eventually envisaged to expand this program to more islands in 2022.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Thoriq shared his appreciation and congratulated all members of the council for supporting MOPA and highlighted the importance of collaborating to work towards a more sustainable future in saving the environment.
At the ceremony Mr. Aslam Moosa, shared that the council strongly support the cause of addressing single use plastics in Maldives and that they are firmly behind MOPA in facilitating this project implementation in the island to collect PET bottles for recycling.
The program designed by MOPA advocates for behavioral changes in PET consumption, disposal, collection and recycling which will be shared in community-based programmes to raise awareness on the far-reaching impact of waste segregation and management.
About Maldives Ocean Plastics Alliance (MOPA)
MOPA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, formed with the stated objective of pooling resources, forging partnerships, engaging stakeholders and empowering communities to safely repurpose single use plastics in Maldives
For more information on MOPA and the Project, please check out www.mopa.mv.
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