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Suva Alert! Litter Bugs At It Again

Minister for Environment, Mahendra Reddy said that they were urging public to act responsibly and dispose their rubbish in bins provided.
27 Feb 2019 10:00
Suva Alert! Litter Bugs At It Again
Despite the no dumping of rubbish notice erected by the Suva City Council rubbish continues to be thrown away without using proper disposable bins or rubbish bags in Raiwaqa, Suva, on February 26, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Sun anti-litter team has once again spotted communities in Suva not adhering to the call of keeping our Fiji clean.

Case in point, in Raiwaqa, Suva, a Suva City Council public warning sign on littering is clearly displayed.

Yet below the sign is rubbish strewn all over this area.

In a recent interview, the Minister for Environment, Mahendra Reddy said that they were urging public to act responsibly and dispose their rubbish in bins provided.

“People also must demonstrate civic pride as littering contributes to several costs to the society as well as the country,” Mr Reddy said.

“They must change their attitude. Littering in public places are illegal.

“Littering not only provide s a bad image, it is a threat to the environment.

It causes flooding, due to blocked waterways and is a health hazard.

“We have repeatedly reminded members of the public to refrain from throwing rubbish in public places but if they don’t listen, then they must be ready to face the consequences.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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