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Highway to ocean clean-a-thon

Luke Nacei
Monday, February 26, 2018

MORE than 1000 kilograms of waste material were collected during the highway to ocean clean-a-thon campaign from Lami to Pacific Harbour last Saturday.

The waste materials included plastic bottles, straws, tin cans, diapers and beer bottles collected from the three-hour campaign.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Team Fiji press attaché Sitiveni Tawakevou said there were two big truckloads of rubbish collected at the end of the clean-a-thon.

"All this rubbish must be coming out from where, I think it's from the buses or cars from people who just throw their rubbish out of the vehicle they are travelling in." Mr Tawakevou said.

He said there was a need for continued efforts in trying to keep the environment clean.

"Because of what we found, the message to the public is to keep their rubbish and dispose it when you reach home because all the rubbish that is along the roadside find their way to the waterways and end up in the river and oceans," he said.

The initiative was supported by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Lami Town Council and the Navua Rural Authority, who joined hands in keeping Fiji beautiful.

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