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Plastic-free Fiji campaign

Litia Cava
Monday, February 26, 2018

THE World Wide Fund for Nature-Pacific volunteer team plans to reach out to communities and advocate on the impact plastic poses on the environment and facilitate workshops on turning plastic trash into treasure.

Conservation co-ordinator WWF-Pacific volunteers program Napolioni Drose said the team was planning to strengthen this through its "Plastic Pollution Free Fiji" campaign.

He said the purpose of this campaign was to create a plastic-free future for Fiji through the group's campaigns and awareness programs.

"We first need to have a cohesive understanding of the environment and have clear, sound knowledge of its inhabitants and surrounding and the destructive impact plastic poses on them," Mr Drose said. "This planning has to start within the volunteers program through the various capacity building programs we have accomplished so far in terms of communication through public campaigns, clean-up campaigns and workshop on turning trash into treasure."

Mr Drose said through this campaign, volunteers organised clean-up campaigns and then they would separate the trash and clean it for use when the team conducted its workshops.

"Once there is sufficient amount of plastic, an art workshop is organised where volunteers can turn trash into treasure," Mr Drose said.

"These artworks are put on display to show how plastic can be reused in various ways to reduce plastic use."

He said the "Plastic Pollution Free Fiji" campaign was funded by JAPS group of company, in support of Fiji's Ocean Conference commitment.

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