The eco toilets are a great solution for the environment and will be expanded to the other outer islands including Rarotonga in time, says Cook Islands Tourism. SUPPLIED/21011825/ 21011826
The new eco toilets in Aitutaki will provide better facility for visitors especially to the motu’s for
toilets have recently landed in Aitutaki to be placed in various locations
around the island.
initiative was supported by the Ridge to Reef project through the National
Environment Service in partnership with Cook Islands Tourism Corporation. The
Ridge to Reef project aims to ensure effective mainstreaming of biodiversity in
key sectors such as tourism to mitigate threats within production landscapes.
system was bought through Paradise Trades & Services Ltd (PTS) with the
coordination of the Island Government of Aitutaki and Aitutaki tourism visitors
coordinator Misepa Isamaela.
Development Coordinator, Sieni Tiraa from Cook Islands Tourism said: “The eco
toilets was identified as an eco-friendly solution for an environment that
cater to visitors and require necessary amenities.”
toilets are a great solution for the environment and will be expanded to the
other outer islands including Rarotonga in time.”
these eco toilets will provide better facilities for the community and for
visitors, especially to the motu’s for lagoon excursions. It will also minimise
the human footprint on the beautiful environment and biodiversity of Aitutaki.
advantages of the eco toilets and why they are being picked for these locations
is that they require less water and can enhance the growth of non-edible plants
near the system. More importantly, it will keep effluents and pollutants out of
our lagoons especially with the evidence of algae and seaweed growth we are now
seeing in Muri.”
to Ridge to Reef project officer Muraai Herman: “This ensures an
environmentally sound infrastructure is available on these locations for when
tourist and our people arrive back to our shores, we are minimising waste,
effluent and pollution entering our pristine lagoon.”
eco toilets have been placed at: Tautu Wharf, Vaipae Wharf, Base 1, Maina
Landing, Motu Tavake (Honeymoon Island), Motu Maina (2x), Moturakau and Motu