Close to 200kg of recyclables and general waste has been collected during a clean-up of the Volivoli Beach in Ra to mark World Clean Up Day.
The clean-up was organised by Suncoast Tourism Association, while Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited and Pacific Recycling Foundation provided training and logistical support.
Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited and Pacific Recycling Foundation Founder, Amitesh Deo says while continuing to partner with organisations for clean-up campaigns, they strongly believe there would be no need for clean-up campaigns if people take personal responsibility when it comes to waste management and recycling.
He says there is a need for everyone to slowly move away from the idea of clean-up campaigns because it breeds the behaviour they are trying to change.
Deo says we need to get away from the syndrome ‘I will just litter because someone else will pick it up’.
Before the clean-up campaign, Waste Recyclers Fiji Business Development Manager, Prithvi Mishra provided training to about 20 people regarding their roles as well as basic information on recyclables, the need to segregate them at the source and properly dispose off them to ensure they can be recycled.
The recyclables collected during the clean-up campaign will be recycled by Waste Recyclers Ltd in Lautoka.
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