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Government should phase out use of plastic bottles: Lenora

November 29, 2018 6:15 pm

Opposition Member of Parliament Lenora Qereqeretabua says the government should phase out the use plastic bottles in the parliament area.

Qereqeretabua says almost 100 bottles are used per day with even more used and discarded in a week.

She says there is a need to walk the talk on being more environmentally conscious such as carrying re-usable bottles instead.

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“Our parliamentary offices have filtered water dispensers which are a blessing, so why can’t all of us members consider bringing our own re-usable water bottles from home and filling them up at the dispensers or why can’t we drink plain tap water like most of the people who voted us in to this house.”

Qereqeretabua says government vehicles which have their engines and air conditioning on most of the time need to re-think this given the impact on the environment.

She says more needs to be done to ensure a much cleaner surrounding.

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