Four youth members have been awarded by the Fijian government this afternoon for finding unique and practical ways of substituting single-use plastics by participating in the Plastic Free Fiji Campaign Competition.
While awarding the winners, the Permanent Secretary for Economy Makereta Konrote said that the initiative, energy and determination by these youth members have separated their well-researched ideas from the rest.
“To create public awareness and stewardship for this initiative, the government launched the Plastic Free Fiji Campaign Competition and invited public video submissions from Fijians showing how they would be using alternatives to single-use plastics.”
PS Konrote said.She added that the submissions received show that Fijians do care about this problem, they understand it and they want to be part of the solution.“Some submissions really represented outside the box thinking and it is this level of thinking that will help us craft solutions that will safeguard our environment and our day to day lives.”
Later this week the Fijian Government will also award Kulukulu Public School for supporting government’s initiative.
At the beginning of this year, the Fijian Government took a much-needed leap towards protecting our environment by introducing a ban on single-use plastics.The winners from the competition are as follows:1st Prize – Meremo Wati2nd Prize – Darren Davon3rd Prize – Zohaar Khan