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Clean-Up Campaign Sees 169.7kg Plastics Collected

A clean-up activity carried out by communities in Macuata was bigger and more effective than anticipated. The communities of iQoliqoli Cokovata is a project site of World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
19 Jun 2018 14:18
Clean-Up Campaign Sees 169.7kg Plastics Collected
WWF-Pacific Macuata Field Officer, Opeti Vateitei (left), overseeing a banner display at Naqumu Village on June 15,2018.

A clean-up activity carried out by communities in Macuata was bigger and more effective than anticipated.

The communities of iQoliqoli Cokovata is a project site of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pacific in the Province of Macuata, Vanua Levu.

As part and contribution to the United Nations Environment Programmes ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ campaign with World Environment and Ocean Day, the communities of Naduri, Namama, Nabukadogo, Nabouono, Nasea, Naqumu, Niurua, Korotubu, Yalava and Lakeba carried out clean-up campaigns with their community members.

WWF-Pacific’s Macuata field officer, Opeti Vateitei, and community officer, Metui Tokece, were part of the clean-up campaigns that the communities each carried out within one to three hours.

Mr Vateitei said the support was overwhelming and it was a first time for everyone to hold a joint clean-up campaign.

“Most of the communities already had their own functions at the same time but to see them allocate members to be part and undertake this clean ups is a great testament to the commitment they have for a cleaner environment,” Mr Vateitei said.

“The waste collected with these communities may seem small but we believe everything starts from home or each individual.

“We all need to play our individual part and if we all do or encourage other communities and individuals to do so, like we did over the last few days, it eventually will all add up to a big positive change.”

“We have become too reliant on plastics for everyday use that now we are over reliant on plastics,” Mr Tokece added.

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Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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