SRWMA Receives $43,000 Funding to help with Recycling in Samoa


The New Zealand High Commission has provided SAT $43,000 to support Samoa Recycling and Waste Management Association (SRWMA) to procure and distribute 20 recycling stations and raise awareness about the importance of the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Funding was provided via the New Zealand High Commission Fund, which supports small-scale, short-term community projects
that contribute to wider community well-being.

New Zealand High Commissioner HE Dr Trevor Matheson commented, “The theme of the funding round was Climate change, sustainability, and community education and SRWMA’s proposal was a natural fit. Raising awareness and improving access to recycling facilities is key to tackling plastic pollution.”

President of SRWMA, Marina Keil, says that “raising Awareness on recycling is the key focus of the association this year, and that the assistance received will help boost SRWMA presence at any public event to promote the 3rs message, they have plans to work with sporting bodies, schools, organizations and private sector, that are joining the wave to incorporate 3rs in their workspace and manage their waste foot print.”

“The distribution of the 20 cages to 20 different locations will be implemented next month, which will increase the number of SRWMA recycling stations out in the public and make recycling a lot more accessible for everyone to make use off.

“We’re very grateful for the generous support from the NZHC and like to thank HE Dr Trevor Matheson for this well needed assistance, any act of kindness towards our environment is a win for Samoa, its assistance like this that makes our work for the
environment possible.”