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Environment Writer: We Can Also Focus On Plastic Collecting

I believe writing is my way of expressing my views and also help contribute to communities as well Arien Vikash Kumar is passionate about the environment so it’s no wonder
18 Dec 2017 11:00
Environment Writer: We Can Also Focus On Plastic Collecting
Front from left: Courts Mega Store Nadi branch manager Uma Nand, letter writer Arien Vikash Kumar and Fiji Sun journalist Karalaini Tavi on December 16, 2017. Photo: Courts

I believe writing is my way of expressing my views and also help contribute to communities as well

Arien Vikash Kumar is passionate about the environment so it’s no wonder his letters are reflective of the vital topic.

The 36-year-old from Lautoka won a Philips Blender, thanks to Courts, as part of his winning letter titled ‘What about plastic collectors?’

He was awarded at Courts Mega Store Nadi in Votulevu on Saturday.

Mr Kumar is an administration officer for the Ministry of Education. He said he began writing two years ago and hasn’t stopped since.

“I believe writing is my way of expressing my views and also help contribute to communities as well,” he said.

 

About his letter, he said, collecting plastic waste materials was another source of employment and in this way the plastic collectors contribute in promoting a clean environment.

“I had written about the plastic issues. At the time it was written, it was one of the hot topics of discussion.

“It was mainly focused on plastics and bottles, which are scattered everywhere, so my idea was why don’t collectors who dedicate themselves to this cause?

“Instead of beggars begging on the streets for money, they can just walk around through town and collect plastic material and give it to the relevant authorities.

“They will not only get employed through it or earn money, but most importantly provide a safe and cleaner environment.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  karalaini.tavi@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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