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Waste Sorting Planned: Eden

The Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment is working to finalise the National Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3Rs) Policy where the sorting of waste at household level will be
05 Jun 2015 10:39
Waste Sorting  Planned: Eden

The Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment is working to finalise the National Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (3Rs) Policy where the sorting of waste at household level will be mandatory.

Assistant Minister Lorna Eden said this would ensure that the other components of waste stream could be recycled and used for economic purposes.

She said all these were part of the ministry’s work in addressing Waste Thematic issues.

“We hope to develop legislation on single use plastic bags, the development of a container deposit legislation on a refund mechanism for used soft drink bottles, and a mechanism for incentives on used oil, to name a few,” Mrs Eden said.

The ministry will this year begin the construction of a waste transfer station in the Central Division. This is to reduce waste management costs. This transfer station will be used to sort waste that could be recycled and or reused.

“Taking care of the environment is not the sole responsibility of the ministry and Government. Please do your part in this worldwide dilemma by putting waste in its proper place and remember – rubbish is everyone’s business,” Mrs Eden said.

Since its inception in 2005, the Naboro Landfill recorded a tonnage of mixed municipal and commercial waste in excess of 75,000 tonnes last year, an increase of 12 per cent from what was recorded in 2013.

 

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