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Nasinu Council Clears Rubbish Along Mangrove Swamps Near the Bailey Bridge in Laucala Beach

Nasinu Council Clears Rubbish Along Mangrove Swamps Near the Bailey Bridge in Laucala Beach
September 15
11:09 2017

 

Why is there so much litter on the shore? Where does all this litter come from?

When we DON’T throw litter into a proper bin, it falls to the ground, goes into the drain, and flushes into the canal, then into the sea.

And most of the litter on our shores comes from land based activities.

Litter that floats comes in with the tide and is deposited on the high water mark.

The Fiji Sun anti-litter team took a visit around Suva and Nausori corridor on Wednesday and found huge piles of rubbish dumped along the mangrove swamps at Bailey bridge in Laucala Beach.

Rubbish found includes Styrofoam cups and boxes, plastic oil drums, food wrappers, plastic bags and bottles, and other different kinds of rubbish.

There is usually so much litter in the water, especially near shores frequented by people that every tide brings in a new load of trash.

Heavier trash that does not float is probably dumped on the shore or nearby.

Nasinu Town Council chief executive officer, Lute Berends, said the heavy rainfall in the past few days and high tides resulted in huge piles of rubbish along the mangrove swamp.

“People need to bear in mind that mangroves and the sea are the home of fish species and other living organisms,” Mr Berends said.

“The litter washes up onto the shore with the tide and rubbish remains when the tide goes out.”

Yesterday the council sent a team to clear the rubbish from the mangrove swamp in Laucala Beach. A council staff said the rubbish would all be disposed in Naboro.

Edited by Mohammed Ali

Feedback:  lusiana.tuimaisala@fijisun.com.fj

 

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