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Nasinu to pilot organic waste collection for farms

July 17, 2018 4:50 am

Nasinu is one the fastest growing communities in the country and as such it’s the prime area for a pilot project when it comes to sustainable waste management.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says with rapid growth and a booming population, the government is focused on a higher standard of living.

“We’ve announced funding for standardized rubbish bins throughout the country. And we’re starting the program right here in Nasinu. We’ve also introduced rubbish pick-ups, Monday through Friday throughout your communities every week of the year. And we are launching a new pilot program in Nasinu to collect and reuse organic waste like leaves and kitchen waste to create compost that can be used in Fijian farms.”

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Last year, government introduced the Environment and Climate Change Levy tax, under which over 110 million dollars was collected as of April this year.

ECAL is aimed at safeguarding the environment and waste management is part and parcel of this.

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