Faafetai has more than 20 years of experience in the waste management space working with the public service in Samoa and international aid agencies in the Pacific. Faafetai has been involved in developing and implementing financial mechanisms, legislation and policy-based solutions as well as infrastructure delivery including landfill remediation and disaster response in all Pacific Island Countries. Faafetai is an Adviser and Member of the Recyclers and Waste Management Association in Samoa, Vanuatu and Solomon and is leading the establishment of new associations in PNG and other Pacific Islands. He is also a coordinator and Member of the Regional Disaster Waste Management Technical Committee assigned under the Cleaner Pacific Round Table. Faafetai was awarded with the Samoa National Individual Environment Award 2007 in recognition of contribution to Waste Management in Samoa.