An old TV, a stand fan and a broken table was part of the rubbish found dumped along the foreshore at My Suva Park today as members of the European Delegation in Fiji, French Embassy, Suva City Council and Embassy of Spain in Fiji cleaned up the area.
It is part of the European Union’s Global Beach Clean-up campaign to raise awareness about the increasing challenges posed by marine litter and to mark the International Coastal Clean Up Day.
Acting Head of Delegation of the European Union, Corrado Pampaloni, French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam and Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Spain to Fiji Daniel Rubiales led the clean up which started at 9 this morning and finished at midday.
I was at the #EUBeachCleanup organized bt @EUPasifika in #suva #Fiji for 2 reasons: 1) I am a proud member of the European family & 2) fighting #PlasticPollution, keeping the #ocean clean and protecting the #planet are good causes.— Sujiro Seam ⭐⭐ (@sujiseam) September 11, 2018
Some school students from International School Suva were also part of the clean up.
Cynthia Hendaoui who was part of the EU clean up team felt sad after looking at the rubbish they found this morning.
Nearly two million single‑use plastic bags are distributed worldwide every minute and it is estimated plastic pollution will outweigh the number of fish in the sea by 2050.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.