Qereqeretabua calls for MPs to phase out single-use plastic bottled water

National Federation party MP Lenora Qereqeretabua. Picture: FT FILE/JONACANI LALAKOBAU

NATIONAL Federation Party candidate and Opposition Member of Parliament Lenora Qereqeretabua has invited the August House to consider phasing out single-use plastics water bottles.

Ms Qereqeretabua during her maiden speech in Parliament today said the parliamentary offices had filtered water dispensers, which was a blessing.

“Why can’t all of us honourable members consider bringing our  own reusable water bottles from home and filling them up at the dispensers? Or, God forbid, why can we not just drink plain tap water like most of the people who voted us in here,” she said.

“As one of our sayings from Kadavu goes, “Mai ya so”. I use a reusable water bottle with a filter that I change every two months or so depending on tap water quality.”

*More from Parliament in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times and in our e-Edition.

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