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Recycling Awareness Campaign Launched in Hanuabada by Coca-Cola in PNG and Branis Recycling

CCEP PNGs Country Leadership Team with community leaders and partners


Sustainability , Community |

Residents of Hanuabada will be able to raise money for their village through the collection of PET plastic beverage bottles. 

A special recycling event, organised by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners PNG (CCEP PNG) and Branis Recycling, will be held in the village on Saturday (8 June), just after World Environment Day on 5 June. 

For the past month, village church leaders have been encouraging villagers to save their PET plastic bottles. On Saturday, Branis Recycling will collect the material and pay out 1K to the churches for every kilo of PET plastic bottles received. 

The event, which will run between 9am – 1pm, will also include a sausage sizzle and music by Coke Studio artists Jr. Vigi brothers and Shei as well as a visit by NCD Governor Powles Parkop. 

CCEP PNG Sales and Commercial Director, Tim Solly, says: “We’re really excited to bring recycling to Hanuabada. Last year we launched a PET recycling scheme in Port Moresby and we're now collecting and recycling around 25% of the PET plastic bottles we put into the market in NCD.  

“It's important we continue to raise awareness so people know they can earn money by collecting and recycling PET plastic beverage bottles. This will increase the amount collected and ensure it is recycled and doesn’t end up where it doesn’t belong – like in the landfill or in the environment.” 

“We are encouraging Hanuabada residents to continue to collect PET plastic bottles after the event and earn 1K a kilo of material by returning them the nearest Branis Recycling collection point at Hohola collection site, on Spondias street,” he says. 

Mr Solly says once the bottles have been collected, they are turned into plastic flake, using a granulator at Branis Recycling’s facility, and then exported to Malaysia for recycling. 

Hanuabada Village Councillor, Rarua Dikana, says: “We are delighted to be the first Motu Koita village to partner with Coca-Cola on a PET plastic bottle collection programme. 

 “It is very important to us to importance of keeping our village clean and keep plastic out of our waterways. 

 “We are happy this partnership is with our local church, Lakani Toi Memorial, which will see the earnings from our first collection drive be given to the church.  

 We encourage all villagers to get behind this programme and look after our village, our communities and our planet for the benefit of generations to come,” she says.