Category Archives: Rubbish Round-up

Trash talk: Stubbing out a problem

Probably the most common type of waste that we found during our recent rubbish round-up events was cigarette butts. This type of litter is a common problem, with cigarette butts and related waste (e.g. cigarette boxes) dominating litter worldwide. The quantity … Continue reading

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Trash Talk: Fresh creativity using old parts

Thank you to everyone who came to the wrap-up party and art sculpture competition on Wednesday! We saw some great sculptures and had a lot of fun handing out prizes to the winners. We celebrated the success of the rubbish … Continue reading

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Trash Talk: cleaning up Avarua

The past weekend’s clean-up in Avarua was a striking success! More than 60 people came to help, with workers of all ages doing their part. We had a lovely, still day and, unfortunately, a lot of garbage to sort. CITC … Continue reading

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Trash Talk

I’m sure you’re all anxious to hear about PICI’s rubbish round-up at Muri beach last Saturday. Don’t we all love to talk about garbage? No? Well, there’s less rubbish on the streets and beaches now, at least. The wind threatened … Continue reading

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Rubbish round-up tomorrow at Muri!

Have you seen these posters?  Two rubbish round-up events are left, and then there’s a trash art sculpture competition! Rarotonga is beautiful and clean, but sometimes things happen to release trash into the environment. A dropped bottle cap, a runaway … Continue reading

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Rubbish Roundup 2012

It’s been some months since we regulary updated our blog, so I thought I’d get going with the most recent event- and update on past months in the coming weeks.  So much has happened! For starters, we just wrapped up … Continue reading

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A Month of Dirty Fun

As you all know by now, our month-long Rubbish Roundup came to a fantastic end on Friday night, with our Trash Art Sculpture contest.  Unsure of what would land on our doorstep, we were astonished by our 14 imaginative, trashy … Continue reading

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Rubbish Roundup: Going strong all September long!

Our month-long attack on Rarotonga’s Rubbish has proven successful, we made the front page of yesterday’s newspaper and we still have 3 events to go! Thus far, we’ve completed 3 stress-free, underwater cleanup dives with Pacific Divers.  Our  2 land-based … Continue reading

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Rubbish Roundup: Day 1

Welcome to PICI’s 1st Annual Rubbish Roundup!   September is a month of action here on Raro.  During a recent night dive at one of our favorite spots, we noticed a scattered pile of rubbish. Gasp! In the spirit of … Continue reading

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