MNRE Urges Public to Stop Littering and Burning Rubbish

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Amidst monitoring the coronavirus state of emergency orders, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment have today issued a warning against burning household rubbish as well as littering in public places.

“The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Samoa reminds the public to refrain from littering and use rubbish bins provided”.

The notice refers to bins, unable to hold any more rubbish, so people leave their trash bags on top of, and around these bins such as those seen in the Vaitele area along the main road.

 

MNRE Staff cleaning up the litter placed next to bins along the main road

There are private contractors being paid to clear the bins provided, however, the MNRE staff are seen here clearing rubbish; that if left unattended, is not only an eyesore but can affect the health and hygiene of Samoa.

“Fa’amanatu mai le Matāgaluega o Puna’oa Faalenatura ma Siosiomaga ina ia lafoai ma le tatau ia lapisi/otaota. O lo’o fautuaina fo’i le atunu’u ina ia faaaoga kalone lapisi, e lafoa’i ai otaota”.

The Ministry has also issued a separate warning against backyard burning of household trash which is an illegal activity in Samoa, and emits harmful gases.

The Ministry warns in a statement signed by MNRE CEO Ulu Bismarck Crawley, that these gas emmissions are both harmful to the environment and poses unacceptable risks to the health of the public, especially at a time when the nation is taking extra precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Gas emmissions cause harm to public health and the environment

“O le susunuina o otaota aemaise lapisi fefiloi ma uga ma isi ituaiga otaota, e mafua mai ai kasa oona, faapea kasa filogia e telē lona aafiaga i le Si’osi’omaga, aemaise lava le soifua maloloina lelei o le tagata. E alia’e mai ai fa’amai eseese, aemaise le aafia gofie ai o tagata matutua, fanau ma ē e iai ma’i tumau”.

Also the Chair of DAC and Samoa’s National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), Ulu Bismarck calls for joint public monitoring and calls for the reporting of those who continue to burn rubbish.

“E tatalo atu foi i le mamalu lautele o le atunu’u ina ia lipotia mai i latou o lo’o susunuina otaota ma o le a mataitu e le Matagaluega vaega ua faailoa atu mo le saogalemu o si o tatou atunu’u”.

Finally Ulu pleads for national cooperation in the spirit of working together, to help combat Samoa from harm during these unprecedented times.

“Fa’amolemole tatou galulue faatasi mo le saogalemu o si o tatou atunu’u ao tatou i ai faatasi i le puipuiga o Samoa mai le aafia ai i le fa’amai o le COVID-19”.

PUBLIC NOTICE / FAASALALAUGA TAUA

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Samoa – Matāgaluega o Puna’oa Faalenatura ma Siosiomaga.

MNRE CEO and Chair of DAC, Ulu Bismarck Crawley.

Ua maitauina e le Matagaluega le fa’atupulaia o le susunuina o otaota po’o tafuna’i, e susunuina ai vao, pepa uga, ma isi otaota eseese, o lea e fautuaina ai le mamalu o le atunuu mo le silafia i vaega taua ua faailoa atu I lalo:

1) O lo’o aiaia i lalo o le Tulafono autu o le Faafoega o Galuega Tau Otaota 2010, i lona Vaega 18, le fa’asāina ona susunu po’o le faia o ni tafuna’i e susunu ai otaota, i so’o se vaega lava, e lē o gatasi ma so’o se manaoga o lo’o fa’ailoa i lalo o le Tulafono;

2) O le susunuina o otaota aemaise lapisi fefiloi ma uga ma isi ituaiga otaota, e mafua mai ai kasa oona, faapea kasa filogia e telē lona aafiaga i le Si’osi’omaga, aemaise lava le soifua maloloina lelei o le tagata. E alia’e mai ai fa’amai eseese, aemaise le aafia gofie ai o tagata matutua, fanau ma ē e iai ma’i tumau;

3) O le asu mai le susunuina o otaota o lo’o i ai kasa oona mai lapisi eseese, e faigofie tele ona afaina ai mama po’o ala ea o le tagata pe a manavaina, lea e faigofie ona aafia i le vairasi o le Koviti-19 o lo’o faamalosia ona puipuiga mo Samoa;

Ona o nei aafiaga ua taua, ma le tausisia ai o le Poloaiga mo Faalavelave Tutupu faafuase’i o le Faama’i o le Koviti-19, e fautuaina malosi ai le atunuu ina ia:

• Taofi le susunuina o otaota po’o le faia lea o so’o se tafuna’i e susuina ai ituaiga lapisi eseese ae fautuaina mo lapisi e i ai laulaau ma vao ina ia faaogaina mo faapalaga mo faatoaga ma togalaau;

• E logoina foi le mamalu o le atunuu mo lapisi uma e afua mai i teuga laau ma moaga vao e fia lafoaia, o lo’o i ai nei se auaunaga i le nofoaga e lafoai ai lapisi i Tafaigata mo le auina atu i ai o nei otaota (green waste) mo nisi o poloketi o loo faatino ai ma o loo i ai le aufaigaluega e fesoasoani mo le faasinoina o le vaega e lafoai ai;

• E fautuaina malosi le mamalu o le atunu’u e le fa’atagaina ona susuina o otaota i soo se ituaiga ona o mafuaaga ogaoga e pei ona taua atu I luga.

• E tatalo atu foi I le mamalu lautele o le atunu’u ina ia lipotia mai i latou o lo’o susunuina otaota ma o le a mataitu e le Matagaluega vaega ua faailoa atu mo le saogalemu o si o tatou atunu’u.

Fa’amolemole tatou galulue faatasi mo le saogalemu o si o tatou atunu’u ao tatou i ai faatasi i le puipuiga o Samoa mai le aafia ai i le fa’amai o le COVID-19.

Feso’otai mai i le Matagaluega mo Seumaloisalafai Afele Faiilagi poo Fiasosoitamalii Siaosi, Emeli: afele.faiilagi@mnre.gov.ws | fiasoso.siaosi@mnre.gov.ws poo le telefoni 67200 | 7591723

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Ulu Bismarck Crawley
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