Fiji Time: 2:01 AM on Wednesday 17 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Campaign against no plastic bags

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

THE Coral Coast Hotel Association will start its campaign against the use of plastic shopping bags in Sigatoka in March.

Association chairman Peter Hopgood said the campaign would be a continuation of the "No Plastic that's Fantastic" school competition introduced to the Coral Coast last year.

He said the main objective of the competition was to distribute eco-friendly shopping bags to the people of Sigatoka.

Mr Hopgood said discussions had been conducted with the Sigatoka Town Council for all shops in town to introduce their own shopping bags.

"In March we will kick off with the 'No plastic that's fantastic' campaign," said Mr Hopgood.

"We are working with the Sigatoka Town Council to get rid of all plastic bags from all shops.

"We will go to all schools and villages in Sigatoka and educate the people on the use of eco-friendly shopping bags. Some retail shops in Sigatoka already have their own shopping bags."

He said 40 schools in Nadroga took part in the campaign last year.

"This is an ideal way of educating the teachers and students on the importance of not using plastic bag."

He said this would not be easy and required the contribution of every person living in Fiji to be a part of the solution.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62370.6047
JPY 56.044253.0442
GBP 0.36250.3545
EUR 0.40920.3972
NZD 0.69370.6607
AUD 0.63290.6079
USD 0.50360.4866

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 16th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. ATSET: Nothing to hide
  2. Family laments untimely loss
  3. 'Death traps'
  4. Amnesty keeps watch on ATS impasse
  5. Bad start to 2018
  6. Forbes ready for 7s festival
  7. A-G: No pay decrease
  8. Businesses caught off guard
  9. Taveuni accident lands two in hospital
  10. Police visit villages after drug raid

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fitting farewell for Bill Friday (12 Jan)
  2. Love will keep us together Sunday (14 Jan)
  3. Village bylaws consultation suspended Wednesday (10 Jan)
  4. Kubuabola laid to rest Thursday (11 Jan)
  5. $100 a day Sunday (14 Jan)
  6. Blessings from above Thursday (11 Jan)
  7. Air NZ confirms incident Friday (12 Jan)
  8. Capt William calls it a day after 45 years Sunday (14 Jan)
  9. National strike if no resolution, says FTUC Sunday (14 Jan)
  10. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)