Call for waste management improvement
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 5 February 2019
“PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Dr Melchior Mataki says waste management in Solomon Islands really needs a lot of improvements.
“Mataki highlighted this during the recent Commonwealth Marine Litter Programme (CLiP) workshop in Honiara.
“He said waste management needs improvement and it needs everybody’s support as well, the national and provincial government, local authorities, non-government organisations and individuals.
“As we all know, everybody produces wastes but we can do whatever we can even in our little space to curb the issue of waste influence in the environment and in to the marine environment,” he said.
“Mataki highlighted about 50% of all the wastes that people normally generates in their homes are actually organic wastes and they can be re-used as mulch, composed them and put them into good use.
“However, he said all of these wastes are actually put into the waste bins and collected and dumps them together with other types of wastes.
“Now the fact that we actually put those organic wastes that should really be managed at the household or family level for that matter is also contributing to making the task of responsible authorities like Honiara City Council (HCC) to be challenging as well.”
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