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Use Rubbish Bins, Reddy Urges

‘We are urging the public to act responsibly and dispose of their rubbish in bins provided’   The continuous dumping of rubbish near roadsides is still a sight nobody can
19 Jan 2019 10:00
Use Rubbish Bins, Reddy Urges
Rubbish dumped along the roadsides and near the rubbish bins already provided along the Suva-Nausori corridor. Photos: Sheenam Chandra

‘We are urging the public to act responsibly and dispose of their rubbish in bins provided’

 

The continuous dumping of rubbish near roadsides is still a sight nobody can escape when passing through the streets of Nasinu.

In a recent rubbish round a team from the Fiji Sun, encountered piles of rubbish dumped near the yellow rubbish bins as well as on roadsides.

Rubbish ranging from common kitchen wastes, to non-biodegradable kitchen appliances as well as used and damaged furniture had been dumped by the roadsides.

Earlier this month, the Minister for Environment Mahendra Reddy said littering in public places was illegal.

“We are urging the public to act responsibly and dispose of their rubbish in bins provided,” he said.

“People must also demonstrate civic pride as littering contributes to several costs to the society as well as the country. They must change their attitude.

“We wish to place bins at additional places and then start prosecuting people who continue to demonstrate irresponsible behaviour,” he said.

The team was unable to acquire a recent comment from Mr Reddy and Mr Wycliffe regarding the number of people who have been prosecuted so far.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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