Juice Sellers Help Clean Environment

Empty bottles lying around can be an eyesore
09 Mar 2019 10:16
Juice Sellers Help Clean Environment
From left Inoke, Sowani Varea and KJ posing with the empty bottles in Lautoka on March 8, 2019. Photo: Rohit Kumar

Three juice sellers of Lautoka have developed a passion for a clean environment by doing their little bit to help protect it from bottle pollution.

Sowani Varea of Vitogo, Lautoka was spotted collecting empty bottles from shops and on the streets with two of his friends who share the same passion.

The trio said, instead of being lured into bad peer pressure they collected empty juice bottle from shops, on the sides of the streets and at park areas to contribute to keeping the city of Lautoka clean.

When we collect a lot of bottles, the three of us can make like $60 to $80 each

Mr Varea said they used the cleaner bottles, by washing and refilling them with lemon juice.
They operate their juice stall opposite Lautoka Market for a living.

“I am the only one in my family earning, and doing what I do, I am able to make some good money every day,” he said.

Mr Varea added that the trio had been collecting empty bottles for the past 18 months.

“Many of the shopkeepers actually help us by collecting and keeping empty bottles from their shop to give to us,” he said.

“Empty bottles lying around can be an eyesore.

“We wish people can get rid of empty bottles that usually ends up in the sea and drains.”


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