A company known for its paints is the first industrial company in PNG to export its waste for recycling.
AkzoNobel Linmited is a major producer of specialty chemicals but is the largest global paints and coatings company with operations in more than 80 countries.
The Post Courier paper reports AkzoNobel started its waste sustainability program in October 2010 in line with the company's sustainability objective.
The company sent its first shipment of waste to Geocycle in Melbourne, Australia.
Managing director Mikael Ruben said the company focused on sustainability in order to improve efficiency.