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Pacific countries ‘struggle to deal with tourism waste’

Tourism is creating an increase in consumer waste products such as plastics that are difficult for Pacific Islands countries to manage, an Auckland University of Technology academic has said.

Jeff Seadon, a waste management researcher with the university’s school of engineering, computer and mathematical sciences, says New Zealand can offer “leadership and expertise” to tackle the problem.

In a report written for the UN Environment Programme, Seadon looks at waste management challenges for small island developing nations.

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