Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Fisheries Craig Strong says that they have a long way to go in terms of awareness and are hoping that through the support of the public, more homes will be able to practice proper disposal of their rubbish.
Strong was part of the clean up at the Wailoaloa beach in Nadi together with the officers from the Ministry of Fisheries, Mamanuca Environment Society, Port Denarau management staff, the Race for Water Odyssey crew members and members of the public.
The initiative was organised by the Race for Water Foundation which is currently in the country to create more awareness on plastic pollution.
Strong says that if every individual reduced the use of plastic in their homes, it would certainly make a huge difference adding that this is the time to step up and do something to help improve the environment.
Strong says it is evident that they are serious about the issue because of the huge turnout by the ministry staff.
The Permanent Secretary together with the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau were happy with the turn out and said that the ministry will continue to participate in such activities to promote no plastic pollution.
Koroilavesau and Strong led the team and both reiterated the need for communities and individuals to be mindful of the environment as everything that we dump on land often end in the ocean.