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Recycling success in Majuro

Recycling success in Majuro

GIFF JOHNSON Over 20 million cans and bottles have been recycled since container deposit legislation was adopted by Nitijela two years ago, and implemented by Majuro Atoll Waste Company and the Ministry of Finance. This has injected nearly $800,000 into community recyclers who bring bottles and cans to the MAWC recycling facility in Delap. The […]

MAWC launches recycling operation

MAWC launches recycling operation

Majuro Atoll Waste Company officially launched its new recycling program Friday in support of the government’s container deposit legislation. President Hilda Heine led a delegation of VIPs to the ceremony that showed off MAWC’s recycling equipment located in a warehouse at the entry to the Batkan landfill. Heine did the honors of cutting the ribbon […]

MAWC undeterred by vehicle issues

MAWC undeterred by vehicle issues

Despite two of its three garbage trucks being broken for two weeks, Majuro Atoll Waste Company continued to collect rubbish. Collection moved more slowly than usual, as MAWC had to turn to “muscle power” of its workers to pick up bins due to mechanical problems with garbage trucks. MWSC official Teliphen Neamon explained two of […]

MAWC thrilled with compressor

MAWC thrilled with compressor

HILARY HOSIA Christmas came early for Majuro Atoll Waste Company (MAWC). With just a push of a button, the bottle compressor machine went to work and converted eight barrels of aluminum cans and plastic bottles into a perfect rectangle similar to a giant Popsicle. The machine, along with a metal compressor, two hand lifters, and […]