Beat plastic pollution

OTDF maintain cleanliness

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The idea of the activities in Kiunga is to maintain clean and safe environment as a community development organization.

OTDF staff at field bases along the Fly River commemorated the day by planting trees. 

OTDF’s Safety Coordinator, Shane Tarue, said that observing the day raises awareness on the environment and the effects of human activities on nature and people.

Santos staff recognise World Environment Day

At Santos, waste reduction initiatives included a clean-a-thon in Kutubu, Southern Highlands on Sunday, 4th of June.

Staff also honed in on their creativity using recycled material to create work of art such as an Instaframe decorated with flowers made from plastic containers.

In step with its purpose to create a better world for everyone, Santos pursues its environment objective with reference to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 15: Life on Land.

Refusing plastic bags

The day was observed under the theme; Beat Plastic Pollution.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic bags and plastic products than fish in the ocean if plastic pollution is not addressed today.

World Environment Day is the vehicle for organisations to use to drive awareness and educate the wider public about becoming environmental conscious.