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Campus Launches ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ Pamphlet

  Fiji National University (FNU) Labasa Campus has taken the first step to inform and educate the public on the hazardous side of plastic bag use. This was after they
09 Jun 2018 10:00
Campus Launches ‘Beat  Plastic Pollution’ Pamphlet
FNU Biology lecturer Dr Ravinesh Ram (left), and Labasa Acting senior Environment officer Mohammed Zaved launching the ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ pamphlet in Labasa June 7, 2018. Photo: Wati Talebula

 

Fiji National University (FNU) Labasa Campus has taken the first step to inform and educate the public on the hazardous side of plastic bag use.

This was after they launched a “Beat Plastic Pollution” pamphlet on Thursday.

FNU Labasa Campus Head Pradeep Lal said the pamphlets were prepared by staff members of the science department.

“The launch is about how we can beat plastic pollution and we are distributing the pamphlets to the general public, so that they know the effects, the solutions to plastic pollution and what they can do to combat plastic pollution,” Mr Lal said.

“This is important for people to know because our Prime Minister is the President of COP23 and we, as citizens, must work together and do something.”

Mr Lal added that yesterday the science department staff members were in the schools in the town area distributing pamphlets.

Three teams were in town educating the public and distributing the pamphlets while one team was based at the Labasa market.

Acting Senior Environment officer with the Department of Environment Mohammed Zaved said members of the public needed to act now.

“It is good that Fiji National University has come on board with us and I thank them for their effort,” Mr Zaved said.

“It is about time we create awareness with the general public.”

Environment week started on June 5 and ends today.

Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback:  wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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