The new waste management regulations were gazetted into law yesterday. These are the plastic bans which were announced at the beginning of the year. From 1st December this year the following items are banned:
single use plastic cups
single use plastic folks
single use plastic knives
single use plastic plates
single use plastic spoons
single use plastic stirrers
Plastic egg cartons
The definitions of single use bag has been changed to include all types of plastic and all thicknesses and sizes. So all kinds of single use shopping bags are covered by the ban including the so-called “biodegradable” or “compostable” ones.
The definition of a “disposable container” made of polystyrene has been changed to include open containers not just closed or lidded one.
We should be saying “Ta Ta Plastik” to those red meshes in the markets and supermarkets very soon
Paid Internship for Dugong and Flying Fox Conservation Projects
Two science graduates needed to assist VESS to conduct surveys and fieldwork as well as office-based duties in Port Vila with travel to outer islands. October to November with possible extension. A chance for recent graduates to gain valuable work experience.
- Completed degree in science subject (would suit recent graduates)
- Good written communications skills in English and Bislama
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work in a team
- No experience necessary, training will be given
- Must be available to travel up to 3 weeks to outer islands
- Interest and respect to Vanuatu’s flora and fauna
How to Apply
To apply, email your curriculum vitae (2 page max) and cover letter (1 page max) which includes a paragraph on why you think dugongs and bats are important to people and the environment to firstname.lastname@example.org before 25th of September 2019 .