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NES provides waste disposal signs

Friday February 22, 2019 Written by Published in Environment
Punanga Nui Market manager William Taripo with the waste disposal signs provided by the National Environment Service. 19022113 Punanga Nui Market manager William Taripo with the waste disposal signs provided by the National Environment Service. 19022113

The National Environment Service (NES) handed over waste disposal signs to Punanga Nui Market earlier this week to help with the upkeep of the popular spot.

 

 

Market manager William Taripo said they received seven signs which they would put up around the market to direct people disposing rubbish.

“On behalf of the Punanga Nui Market management, we would like to say thank you to National Environment Service for coming onboard and giving us these signs,” Taripo said.

“We have got about four to five (waste management) stations which we have done up and we just need the signs to be done and put up on top of it.

“All these signs will be very handy especially to all general public and tourists to help them segregate waste. On Saturdays, we generate a lot of rubbish and we have to ensure they are separated into different stations from glass, plastic to general waste to make it easier for recycling and disposing.”

Taripo said the market also gather plenty of green waste especially from the mango trees.

He is asking the public to adhere to the signs and follow the instructions that are listed on them.

“I hope the general public will try and comply with these signs. It’s not for decoration, there is a purpose why these signs are put up.”

The National Environment Service is providing these signs to public areas in a bid to raise awareness on proper waste disposal on Rarotonga.