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Rubbish Bins Help Keep Suva City Clean

After spending many hours cleaning the shoreline of Nasese in Suva, in December 2013, 150 young single adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked, “Now that the shoreline is cleared of debris and trash, how can everyone help to keep our city clean?”                                              

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Willie Irava, Service Project Leader of the Suva LDS Institute Council, proposed that rubbish bins be donated to the city to be used at the Suva Park.  After presenting the idea to LDS Charities his proposal was approved.

Sixty young single adults and Etika Sefeti, president of the Fiji Suva Stake (similar to a diocese) participated in a hand-over ceremony at the Suva Park Pavilion.  Ten 10-litre rubbish bins were presented to city administrators and the management team of the Suva City Council.

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 Bijay Chand, the CEO of the Suva City Council, expressed his gratitude to the Church for their great initiative. “We would like to encourage other faith-based organisations to also offer assistance to the Council,” said Mr Chand.

The bins are built in two parts. One side is for recyclable refuse, and the other side is for non-recyclable refuse.

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