Levy on plastic bags is a start – ELP Crew
16:31 Thu Oct 11, 2018
The Eat Less Plastic (EPL) crew
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Filipe Naikaso
The Eat Less Plastic (ELP) Crew who is currently in Fiji has praised the efforts of the Fijian Government in trying to reduce the use of single plastic by charging a levy.
Captain Phill Somerville says that it’s a good initiative by the Government – which shows they’re doing something about plastic pollution.
Somerville says the 20 cent levy on a plastic bag is surely a start to this global fight.
“I think introducing a levy for plastic bags is great but I think it should be $20 because from 10c to 20c and yes I understand the concept is to phase it out and have a solution.”
He adds they’re also expecting to meet Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and highlight their cause.
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