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Improper disposal of goods

Vishaal Kumar
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

IT has been seen that many people in the country have no idea or knowledge on how to dispose of their whitegoods appliances and items.

There have been many instances on various streets and areas around Suva City where people often leave these appliances on the roadside without knowing the harmful effects of improper disposal on the environment.

According to, whitegoods are heavy durables such as airconditioners, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines which are painted only in white enamel finish.

So the question lies in why do people dispose these bigger household appliances on the roadside waiting for the various councils to come and collect them.

The answer is simple. People do this because it is the easiest way of disposing these items without knowing the consequences it has on the environment.

People often forget and misjudge that these appliances are made from materials and substances that can't be easily recycled.

What people must understand is that these appliances can be dealt with in a proper way which includes giving them to second-hand buyers who can repair these items and then sell them to the public as refurbished appliances.

So next time, if you are thinking of putting these appliances on the roadside, please think twice before putting the environment at risk.

There is always a safer and a greener way of disposing appliances of these sorts.

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