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EU Member Countries Join Efforts In Clean Up Bid

EU Member Countries Join Efforts In Clean Up Bid
The European Union member country envoys and embassy staff members at My Suva Picnic Park during a clean up campaign on September 11, 2018.
September 12
12:00 2018

The European Union member country envoys and embassy staff members came together yesterday to clean up along My Suva Picnic Park.

The campaign was part of European Union’s Global initiative to raise awareness about the increasing challenges posed by marine litter.

French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam, who led the French, said it was important to work together to make our planet green again.

“Today is about acting, it’s about making concrete steps to change this world and make it a better place,” Mr Seam said.

“We are here not only to clean the beach but to protect our ocean.

“We have to work together and it is only through collective action that we will improve this world.”

EU Acting Head of Delegation Corrado Pampaloni said people needed to act together to tackle the problem of plastics.

“It is choking our ocean, killing wildlife and threatening our own life,” Mr Pampaloni said.

“If we don’t change the way we produce and use plastics there will be more plastics then fish in our ocean.

“No change is possible without action, no action exists without a vision and no vision can come to fruition without people.”

Suva City Council chief executive officer Bijay Chand commended the EU’s commitments to promote a clean environment adding that municipalities cannot do it alone.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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