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Rubbish Still A Concern

Rubbish Still A Concern
Rubbish along Princes Road near Tamavua Village. Photo: Rama
September 18
01:50 2015

Improper rubbish disposal continues to be a major concern in some parts of Fiji.

Despite having awareness and campaigns against rubbish disposal, some areas have been spotted where people continue to illegally dump rubbish.

The Fiji Sun team toured some areas of Suva yesterday and found rubbish along roadsides and creeks.

It is a shame to see that rubbish are disposed on roadsides, creeks and rivers.

Earlier this year, after the Fiji Sun highlighted this national shame, the Minister for Environment, Parveen Kumar, launched a national name and shame campaign with hopes that this would prevent people dumping rubbish illegally.

The Department of Environment is now embarking on a two-phase programme directed at prosecuting people who litter.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, also came out strongly against litterbugs and urged young people to help shame and pressure those who rubbish our country.

Mr Bainimarama has been very passionate about calling on people to keep our environment pristine.

Feedback:  shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

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