Posted by Jigme C on Sep 2, 2011 in Environment | 8 comments
How can we encourage the community on the importance of segregating our waste?
I think it is awareness and education – this should make them responsible citizens. A civic group could be formed that would over the weekend cater such services – lead by helping and showing them how to do. Inculcate the habit at home – parents are more important in this aspect than children themselves. Education, education and education is the answer – how to do it I am sure we all have ideas. It needs groups to go beyond our daily life’s borders.
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I agree,awareness and education is the key. But I still think more should be done that will get everyone to think and feel its their duty too.
Can the authorities initiate a media campaign on waste management and litter. Also institute a system of fines as that will help speed up the learning process. According to the RSPN, the environment rules permit a system of penalties for defaulters – litterbugs can be fined.
The process to segregate and proper disposal of waste is an easy and does not at all require any extra effort. Yet, we people consider it as a burden and unnecessary household chore. Consequently, such individual notion creates national level waste management problem as a whole.
It is not because people are ignorant. If I am wrong, how come everyone keeps their home clean? Relevant agencies have been advocating ever since media existed in our country. Rather situation grew worst with the time.
May be the conventional advocacy program targeted at large subjects lacks specified follow ups and quality strategies. We need to shift to the paradigm which targets on specific subject with specific objective and action. Such programs can be extensively embraced in schools. Although it targets only few hundred heads, we can ensure that the right attitude is instilled and the action becomes part of his/her character. Eventually, this few hundred can multiply not only by asking others to do but by setting an example (the most powerful message).
Remember! Such issues are difficult to bring changes because we are changing people’s attitude, not cloths. Just like teaching young, sensitive, versatile, generic, active minds, patience is another key to open.
First we need to focus on throwing our waste in dustbins.
If we are able to correct that attitude, then we can talk about seggration.
Completely agreeing to this comment. We need to know where to throw the bins.
yes. I agree that the first thing we need to adapt is knowing where our waste belongs= dustbins . But seggration in schools is not that difficult as most schools have bins especially for seggration.
…and besides all those mentioned above, i thought effective implementation of rules and tough enforcement of the provisions of laws in relation to waste management shall have some rooms for improvement…..! law enforcement bodies seems to be little weak… i understand the issues in enforcements but there should ways to do…it. such as we can employe unemployed youths as inspectors to check on who if following the waste management system and who is not and accordingly collect penalties and they be paid some tokens for their tough job…..! Just my innocent say view:P
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