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Keep environment clean, public urged

Luke Nacei
Thursday, February 08, 2018

MINISTRY of Forests acting permanent secretary Bernadette Welch urged Fijians to keep the environment clean and beautiful.

She made the comment based on the amount of rubbish collected during the "Walk in the Park" program at Colo-i-Suva Forest Park outside Suva yesterday.

Ms Welch said it was disappointing to see rubbish such as beer and plastic bottles in the area.

She said they would like the people of Fiji to enjoy the park.

Ms Welch said in order to keep attracting tourists to the park, people needed to make sure they kept the place clean.

"Today (yesterday) disappointingly found not on the main path, but in the bushes, there are a lot of plastic bottles and alcohol bottles where people have been sneaking in and drinking and there was a lot of rubbish that we picked up."

She said people needed to pay attention to the damage all this rubbish would do to the environment.

"We want the people of Fiji to start thinking about what they can do — stop littering, call out to people who are littering and also pick up rubbish when they see it.

"We are going to keep doing this to help get the message out there."

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