It is the same old rubbish, with people not caring where they throw their trash.
This was Berrima Street, in Kokopo, East New Britain, on Friday, but it might as well have been anywhere else in the country: Simply drop it and forget it.
Kokopo is trying to style itself as a tourist town but that is not going to work if the streets look like this.
PNG has an increasing rubbish problem. While definitive data is not available, a study by the Asian Development Bank in 2014 estimates that Papua New Guinea generates more than 3000 tonnes of waste a day, or over one million tonnes a year.
If we don’t look after that rubbish, we will have serious problems in the not-too-distant future.

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