People power clean coast

Tylah Darling (back) Cartel Darling (front left) Peter Darling, Danielle Darling and Reeve Darling clearing the Volivoli roadside yesterday. Picture: ANISH CHAND

THE tourism belt in Rakiraki known as Suncoast Fiji underwent cleaning yesterday as part of an event to mark World Cleanup Day.

About 70 people gathered at Volivoli to pick rubbish, tyres and bottles along the Volivoli loop road, beachside and streams.

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Lautoka, the clean-up was spearheaded by Crystal Singh who recently moved to live at Volivoli with her husband, Jiten Singh.

“I love Fiji and it drives me crazy to see the rubbish on the roadside and beaches,” she said.

This is the first of many attempts to clean the area.

“Clean-ups alone will not solve the crisis but today is part of promoting change in individual behaviour and create awareness of the trash around us.

“Events like this harness the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together.”

All PET bottles collected will be sent for recycling and all rubbish was collected by the Rakiraki Town Council for dumping at their site.

“This is an important person power contribution in cleaning up our beautiful Fiji,” she added.

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