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Anti-litter Campaign Working

  An anti-litter report in the Fiji Sun has prompted residents to clean up the waterway that was littered with rubbish. The waterway in Karsanji Street in Vatuwaqa, which was
25 Jun 2017 11:00
Anti-litter Campaign Working
Before...The waterway in Karsanji Street, Vatuwaqa before cleaning. Photo: Kathrin Krishna

 

An anti-litter report in the Fiji Sun has prompted residents to clean up the waterway that was littered with rubbish.

The waterway in Karsanji Street in Vatuwaqa, which was polluted last week has finally been cleaned.

Consisting mainly of plastic items, the rubbish was allegedly dumped by some commercial operators.

It also included household refuse.

Swastika Pillay, 23, who lives right next to the waterway said she was happy people were reading the Fiji Sun and clearing up rubbish from the surrounding environment.

“The no litter programme is benefitting us all.

“Now we can sleep in the house without the bad smell from the creek which has been removed,” Ms Pillay said.

She added: “I would like to urge people to stop polluting this waterway now and report the matter if they see someone polluting the area.”

Similarly, Priya Darshani, 22 a  tudent of the University of the South Pacific said she was happy the waterway was finally cleaned.

“Women used to come here to fish before.

“After it was polluted, they stopped.

“I am happy the area has been cleaned and hopefully people can fish here in the future,” Ms Darshani said.

She added: “Taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility and the articles in the newspaper are taken seriously now.

“I have seen people in the squatter settlements disposing rubbish properly now and not dumping it in the waterway.”

The article titled Anti-litter Campaign People Call on Authorities to Act on ‘Rubbish Racket’ was published on June 23, 2014.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  kathrin.krishna@fijisun.com.fj

 



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