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Water Pollution: Rubbish in Wailea River

Indiscriminate disposal of rubbish continues to be a major concern in Fiji despite various awareness, education and campaigns. The Fiji Sun team toured some areas of Vatuwaqa, Suva, yesterday. It
07 Sep 2015 09:46
Water Pollution: Rubbish in Wailea River
Rubbish along the river bank at Wailea Settlement in Vatuwaqa yesterday. Photo: Aqela Susu

Indiscriminate disposal of rubbish continues to be a major concern in Fiji despite various awareness, education and campaigns.

The Fiji Sun team toured some areas of Vatuwaqa, Suva, yesterday.

It was a shame to see rubbish dumped into the Wailea Creek.

Plastic materials and other harmful rubbish were disposed in the rivers and waterways affect our marine life and damage our coral reef.

After the Fiji Sun highlighted this national shame last month, Minister for Environment, Parveen Kumar, launched a national ‘Name and Shame’ campaign with hopes this would deter people from committing such acts.

The Department of Environment is now embarking on a two-phase programme directed at bringing the full brunt of the law on those who litter.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has been very passionate about calling on people to keep our environment clean. He has appealed to school students to help shame those rubbishing our countryside.

Feedback: shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj



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