Minsitry has handed over reusable bottled to Male’ city council today under the National Campaign to reduce plastic bottles. This campaign is a part of 100 days Action Plan of His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Government has decided to restrict the use of singe use plastics in all government institutions as the first step to reduce single-use plastics.
The reusable bottles were handed over to the Mayor of Male’ city council Ms. Aishath Shifa by the Minister of Environment Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan. In this ceremony a total of 100 reusable bottles were handed over to Male’ city council today under the campaign. The reusable bottles were provided to the Ministry by Handy Waters, Maldives.
Speaking at the ceremony to handover the reusable bottles to Male’ city council, Minister of Environment Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan stated that Ministry has started working on reducing import of single-use plastics to Maldives under a phase-out plan. Ministry has also started discussions with government institutions to reduce single-use plastics in Maldives.
Under this campaign Ministry has also initiated a programme in partnership with Ministry of Education and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Maldives to distribute reusable bottles ‘Super Fenfulhi’ for first graders in every school in the Maldives. On 28 December 2018, Thursday, Ministry has distributed the ‘Super Fenfulhi’ (BPA free) to a total of 15 schools in Maldives. Ministry of Environment in partnership with Ministry of Education and UNICEF has also scheduled to distribute reusable bottles ‘Super Fenfulhi’ in 3 other regions in Maldives.