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Envoy Leads Clean-up Campaign

Envoy Leads Clean-up Campaign
Australian High Commissioner Margaret Twomey was part of the International Coastal Clean Up campaign at My Suva Picnic PArk yesterday. Photo: Jona
September 20
10:34 2015

Different organisation groups yesterday gathered to clean up the foreshores in Suva and Lami to mark the International Coastal Clean-Up Day.

The team from the Australian High Commission, led by High Commissioner Margaret Twomey, were cleaning up at My Suva Picnic Park at Laucala Bay.

“When people see how nice it is when you have a clean and tidy beach they can be encouraged to keep it this way,” Ms Twomey said.

“I don’t think it’s all local waste; some of this rubbish probably comes floating in from the sea.

“It’s a combination of rubbish but when we clean up we always feel better and it is satisfying work.”

She is advising people just to be conscious and keep our local foreshores clean.

High Commission regional counsellor Joli Mideby said, “We are trying to raise awareness on the damage that plastics and other rubbish do to our beautiful Pacific Ocean.”

“So we are encouraging the communities to come out and clean up the foreshore,” she said.

Meanwhile, an environmental clean-up campaign is being organised to assist residents get rid of white goods, e-waste, non-garden refuse such as drums, tyres, tins, bottles, old refrigerators, stoves, washing machines and other discarded household items which are potential breeding places for mosquitoes.

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