Kulhudhuffushi City, 24th July 2022 (Sunday) – Officials of the Maldives Ocean Plastics Alliance (MOPA) met with the City Council of Kulhudhuffushi City to discuss potential partnership and collaboration opportunities in areas of managing single use plastic waste produced at Kulhudhuffushi City.
The Mayor of Kulhudhuffushi City, Mr. Mohamed Athif welcomed the MOPA officials and expressed the councils keen interest to partner with MOPA. He further briefed the MOPA officials on the Councils current waste management plans that are being implemented and expressed the Councils interests to collaborate with MOPA in implementing the plans.
MOPA officials briefed the Council on the work being carried out by MOPA across Maldives and MOPA’s keen interest to start working with the Council as soon as possible to facilitate the PET waste management at Kulhudhuffushi City.
The meeting was attended by the Mayor of Kulhudhuffushi City, Mr. Mohamed Athif, Deputy Mayor Mr. Ali Ahmed and Council Member Mr. Rishwan Mohamed. From MOPA Ms. Aishath Shabana (Partnerships Manager) and Mr. Moobeen Jaleel (Programs Coordinator) attended the meeting.
About MALDIVES OCEAN PLASTIC ALLIANCE (MOPA)
Registered in 2020, MOPA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization focused on forging alliances, and works in the jurisdiction of the Maldives. MOPA is the first, and so far only, locally-registered non-government initiative dedicated to forging strong stakeholder alliances to reduce, recover, reuse, repurpose and recycle ocean plastics in the Maldives. MOPA believes in working with manufacturers, importers, retailers, consumers, tapping into corporate social responsibility initiatives to safeguard our pristine environment. MOPA is committed to science, contribute to education and awareness and conform to policy initiatives, to formulate community-based programmes and ambitious projects aimed at ridding pollution from our oceans. MOPA is inspired by the commitment of the government of Maldives to address ocean plastics through strong legislation. MOPA also supports the global movement towards banning single use plastics.