Feature Articles 2021

03/03/2021 08:48:31 Tackling Plastic Pollution: When You Can’t Reuse It, Refuse It

Over the years, consumers have become over-reliant on single-use and disposable plastic products. Whether it be using plastic plates, forks and spoons for a family get-together or rushing off to work and buying food or snacks on the go, we fail to realize that majority of the plastics were are surrounded by, cannot often be reused.

03/03/2021 08:42:11 Recycling plastic waste

RECYCLING is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. There are three main types of recycling. These are primary, secondary, and tertiary.

11/02/2021 11:11:59 Reusing plastic waste

This article is part of the Consumer Council of Fiji’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) Campaign themed “Eliminating our plastic print”. The 2021 WCRD campaign will focus on 7Rs: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair and Replace. This 7-week campaign aims to help influence consumers to re-evaluate their consumption habits to minimise plastic use, refuse unnecessary plastic where possible and demand more sustainable alternatives from businesses and governments. This week the Council is focusing on how consumers and businesses can REUSE plastic and its associated products to combat plastic pollution.

03/02/2021 10:21:58 Reducing plastic waste

This article is part of the Consumer Council of Fiji’s World Consumer Rights Day Campaign themed “Eliminating our plastic footprint”. The 2021 WCRD campaign will focus on 7Rs: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair and Replace. This 7-week campaign aims to help influence consumers to re-evaluate their consumption habits to minimise plastic use, refuse unnecessary plastic where possible and demand more sustainable alternatives from businesses and governments.

21/01/2021 14:21:30 Practice caution during auction sales

Used cars, antiques, real estate and other products are often sold at auctions where consumers bid for items. It is a process where products or real estate are offered for sale by an auctioneer on behalf of a vendor.

18/01/2021 09:01:47 Exclusive Dealings

With school set to begin next week, many families will be rushing to make last minute purchases for school items. With this hype in the market, certain retailers may opt to unscrupulous business practices in order to profiteer at the expense of consumers.

12/01/2021 15:59:11 Back to school shopping

With the start of the 2021 school year looming for most, parents are scrambling on all fronts to prepare their children for a new school year. At this time, everything is still up in the air as many navigate their way around the devastation suffered due to Tropical Cyclone Yasa.