The Maldives Police Service has identified 957 litterers, hundreds of whom have been advised against doing so.
Inspector Abdulla Rasheed said on Thursday that the environmental police unit has functioned despite many obstacles, having only recently been established.
Rasheed said that their officers have been working well, and penalized 146 people who littered onto a public road in the Greater Malé Area.
323 households have been advised against it, 146 retail shops, and 24 hotels have been advised against it, while 704 operators have been advised on better practices in construction waste management.
The environmental police, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Waste Management Corporation have been working towards stopping households and businesses from dumping trash on public roads.