Continuing its dedication to the environment, the Coca-Cola Foundation in Mauritius has taken action to support We-Recycle Mauritius, an NGO that works to promote sustainable development in various parts of the island.
The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding We-Recycle with 169,597 USD (Rs 7,.7 million) which will enable the execution and expansion of collection activities in areas where We-Recycle Mauritius operates, mainly in the districts of Rivière Noire, Savanne and certain parts of Plaines Wilhems. We-Recycle Mauritius is now able to reach more communities and expand its efforts to help reduce waste throughout the country.
According to Antoine King, President of We-Recycle Mauritius; “One of the main pillars of We-Recycle Mauritius’s activities is education and this grant will allow us to carry out further educational activities in schools, higher education institutions, community organizations, and businesses. The key to instilling a culture of recycling lies in ongoing education. It’s not a one-time activity, but a lifetime of training and awareness, with each new generation. Recycling should be included in the standard school curriculum. In addition, we will intensify our advocacy activities to the general public, through our website and social media, radio, and television, in collaboration with our partners, and ambassadors, and through regular campaigns and clean-up activities.”
Speaking of support for the expansion program, The Coca-Cola Foundation President Saadia Madsbjerg said: “Our investments in critical markets around the world and in Africa come from our firm belief that we are all stewards of our precious resources. Therefore, we must do everything we can, collectively, to ensure that our ecosystems are not only protected and preserved but also thrive. We cannot do this alone, and we recognize this. Therefore, with this program, we want to support educating as many people as possible so that we can all join forces to keep Mauritius as beautiful as ever.”
We-Recycle Mauritius plans to partner with at least 30 businesses in Ebene Cybercity, which hosts around 350 businesses employing more than 30,000 people, for collection and awareness campaigns. During this period, approximately 60 tons of plastic waste will be collected and recycled.