The launching ceremony of the Vanuatu Recycling and Waste Management Association was successfully held on the 25th November 2019 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Honorable Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, expressed his excitement during his keynote address to formally recognize the existence and operation of the new association.

Mr. Andrew Hibgame, Chair of the Vanuatu Recycling and Waste Management Association (President of Recycle Corp), thanked the invited guests for their support and participation in celebrating this milestone of the association. He also called for their continuing support in the implementation of future activities of the association.

Ms. Harumi Katsumata, Ambassador of Japan expressed her appreciation of the accomplishment made by Vanuatu  recycling association and also encouraged the association to assist and share their success with the other pacific islands who are yet to establish their recycling associations.

This launching ceremony was co-sponsored by Vanuatu Recycling and Waste Management Association, J-PRISM Phase II and JICA.