Nasesara Village to ban single-use plastics

Members of the Uto Ni Yalo team with Silina Bale. Picture: MATILDA SIMMONS

MEMBERS of the Uto Ni Yalo Trust are on their way to Nasesara Village in Moturiki today to take part in the launch of the ban on single-use plastics in the village.

The elders of Nasesara had made the decision after seeing the detrimental effects of the material on their environment and they had started projects for other plastics products, metals, batteries, etc, to be disposed of responsibly.

Silina Bale who is the Community and Service coordinator for International Secondary School says the work is in partnership with the school, the village and the Uto Ni Yalo Trust that first began from November last year.

“The work started when we visited Nasesara and we did a lot of discussion on plastic pollution and we were so happy to find out that a few weeks back, elders of the village had banned the use of single-use plastic bag in the village. We are happy that they’ve taken this stand, that the elders have this vision and we hope everybody sees and other villages follows suit,” Ms Bale said.

Nasesara will be the first village to carry out this ban.

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