Fiji Sports Council Chief Executive, Litiana Loabuka said the council is concerned about the large number of single-use plastic bags left at the stadium after an event.
“We have had an increase in a single-use plastic bag and the like being found in all our drains around our venues and it has started to affect our operations and so we have had to do some major re-thinking. We have got bins provided. We encourage people to use the bins.”
Loabuka said they are committed to protecting and maintaining their properties.
“It is our commitment to protect and maintain our properties whether it is the ANZ Stadium or the soon to be opened expanded Vodafone Arena. It goes without saying, banning single use plastic bags reinforces our commitment for an operationally safer and clean environment,” Loabuka added.
She also emphasized that they are encouraging Fijians to get rid of the single-use plastic bags before they enter the venue.