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Not Council, People Litter Nasinu: Akimoto

It was plain to see that plastic packaging, plastic bottles, cans and styrofoam containers were there because of human action.
05 Mar 2020 10:12
Not Council, People Litter Nasinu: Akimoto

It is not the Nasinu Town Council, but the behaviour of people who cause litter in the municipality, says Japanese volunteer Kensaku Akimoto.

The young man, from the Japan Asia Group, started a monthly clean-up initiative with the aim to clean Nasinu’s key areas.

Yesterday, he was joined by 20 Police officers from Valelevu as they walked through the open fields near the Nasinu Town Council office.

It was plain to see that plastic packaging, plastic bottles, cans and styrofoam containers were there because of human action.

“There is a serious need to create awareness because the litter we encountered could easily have been avoided,” Mr Akimoto said.

“The bins are just around the corner and people can use it. We have also created a separate litter bag for plastic bottles and cans.”

Mr Akimoto said the Nasinu Town Council was embarking on an ambitious project, which would see sorting and separating of litter and rubbish, composting and clean up.

The first Wednesday of every month has been circled by the council to have their clean ups. The target areas are the business districts in Nasinu.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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