68% of fish in the Suva Coastal Area had some type of microplastic in them as indicated by research done by USP Postgraduate Researcher Andrew Paris.

Paris says one of the principal issues in Fiji is littering and it is shameful how this is being finished.

He says in 2015 it was discovered that Fiji and Vanuatu contributed about 1% to plastic contamination on the planet and 90% of microplastic is from the land which enters waterways and rivers that wound up in the sea.

Paris also featured that from their research in 2018, a normal of 5.5% of microplastic was found in fish in Laucala Bay, Suva Harbor, and Rewa River.

He adds that one of the fundamental sources of microplastic in the Suva Coastal Area is the Kinoya Sewerage Treatment Plant.

He says some of the microplastic that is mostly found in the Suva Coastal territory are polyethylene, polypropylene, PET bottles, polystyrene, latex, nylon, and flip flops.

Paris stressed that some solutions they have concocted are the appropriation of the reuse, reuse and lessen rules, and policies should be actualized on waste administration and reusing.

24 million tons of microplastic is being unloaded in the sea consistently.

Altered by NZ Fiji Times

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