There would be no need for clean-up campaigns if we took personal responsibility when it comes to waste management- Deo

There would be no need for clean-up campaigns if we took personal responsibility when it comes to waste management- Deo

By Zodelle Bhan
Saturday 19/11/2022
[Photo: Waste Recyclers Fiji]

More than 100 people took part in the training and logistical support provided by Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited and Pacific Recycling Foundation during a clean-up campaign in Nausori today.

Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited and Pacific Recycling Foundation Founder, Amitesh Deo says as recycling advocates, they believe there would be no need for clean-up campaigns if people all took personal responsibility when it comes to waste management and recycling.

He says while they are grateful to all the volunteers for their commitment to this drive there is a need for them to slowly move away from the idea of clean-up campaigns because it breeds the very behaviour they are trying to change.

He adds their staff gave information to the volunteers regarding recyclables and the need to segregate waste materials.

He says the clean-up campaigns lull people into a false sense of the ‘I will just litter because someone else will pick it up” syndrome.

WRFL says the Ministry of Youth and Sports organised the event which began in Nakasi and finished at the Waila Junction.

They add the recyclables collected during the clean-up campaign today have been transported to the WRFL Yard in Lami for recycling and over 300kg of recyclables were collected during this exercise.

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