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Instill Culture of Environmental Cleanliness To Our Young Ones: A-G

Kulukulu Public School promoted the use of paper bags to substitute single-use plastics.
11 Sep 2020 13:03
Instill Culture of Environmental Cleanliness To Our Young Ones: A-G
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with students and teachers of Kulukulu Public School on September 10, 2020. Photo: Mereleki Nai

The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum stressed to our young people the importance of instilling a culture of keeping our environment clean.

“If the teachers, the committees and the adults make an effort to instill to these young people that plastic is not good for the environment then they will adapt into the new idea or the new culture that they should keep the environment clean,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He was speaking at Kulukulu Public School in Sigatoka while handing over their award for participating in Government’s Plastic Free Fiji Campaign initiative.

“Plastic is not good for the environment and also it is not good for sea life,” he said.

“If you throw the plastic in the sea, the plastic breaks up into small pieces and the fish will eat the plastic.

“The fish does not know the difference between the plastic and other items in the sea. When they eat the plastic, you will go and buy the fish and you will be eating plastic too”

The campaign, launched early this year, called on participants to submit videos, and introduce practical ways in substituting single-use plastics.

Kulukulu Public School promoted the use of paper bags to substitute single-use plastics.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum urged students to continue to convey the message to their parents and friends not to use plastic and always keep their environment clean.

The school was awarded with a flat screen TV and a Walesi set.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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