Sending back the rubbish to keep Kiribati beautiful

Alice Leney – the ‘grand-daddy’ of Kiribati’s successful recycling program.

'Kiribati Te Boboto' means Kiribati the beautiful.

It’s a slogan you see almost everywhere on South Tarawa—Kiribati’s administrative capital—where solid waste management used to be a problem that had no real solution.

Today, the problem still exists but is being managed, thanks to the ‘mind-altering-approach’ taken by the Environment and Conservation Division (ECD), housed under the Kiribati’s Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD).

At the beginning of this millennium, solid waste disposal took its toll on Kiribati’s environment—mostly visible along . . .

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