THE cleanup campaign at Albert Park in Suva continued yesterday morning with BSP volunteers canvassing the grounds collecting rubbish left behind after the Hibiscus Festival.
The week-long festival, saw crowds totalling about 20,000 people on a single day, go through the park to enjoy the rides, taste the food varieties and spend time with friends and family. Hibiscus Event Group Inc. (HEGI) chairman Hirdesh Prasad said the volunteers had done a great job.
He said had people used the bins provided, their job would not have been so hectic.
"It was sad to see that a number of people didn't really care for the environment, which is why there's so much rubbish everywhere," Mr Prasad said.
"The volunteers were here until about 8pm last night (Sunday) because our priority was to get the Government Buildings side cleaned but we're hoping to have it all done by tomorrow (today)."
BSP head of marketing Nirdesh Singh said the bank had sponsored the volunteer clean-up campaign initiative since 2010 and that they had always done a good job.
"This comes under one of our Go Green programs so we've always sponsored this part of the Hibiscus, so we're known as environmental sponsors for Hibiscus," Mr Singh said.
He said the bank provided the volunteers with all their needs in terms of collecting the garbage and storing it.