AFRICA

Shelters from
Plastic Waste

Around the world, 1.6 million people are struggling to find adequate housing. It's crucial that we prioritize creating sustainable and affordable homes for those with lower incomes.

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Upcycled
Shelters

Training Youths

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AFRICA

Equitable
Employment

The connection between reducing poverty and creating inclusive, meaningful job opportunities is not just important—it's clear and essential.

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Making
Eco-bricks

Upcycled Accessories

02

AFRICA

Plastic Waste
Reduction

The UN warns that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans if we're not careful. Plastic waste also plays a critical role in addressing extreme poverty.

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Collection

Awareness

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POLICY CHANGE

Adopting Polluters Pay Policy: Hold accountable for environmental damage through taxes, fees, or fines.

POLLUTERS PAY POLICY

The “polluter pays” principle is an environmental policy approach that assigns the responsibility for environmental damage or pollution to those who cause it. The idea behind this principle is that polluters should bear the costs of managing and mitigating the pollution they create, rather than passing those costs on to society or future generations.

Key aspects of a “polluter pays” policy typically include:

  1. Liability: Polluters are held legally liable for the environmental damage they cause. This can involve fines, penalties, or other forms of legal accountability.

  2. Cost Internalization: The costs of pollution cleanup, remediation, and prevention are internalized by the polluting entities, rather than being externalized onto society or the environment.

  3. Incentives for Pollution Reduction: By making polluters financially responsible for their actions, the “polluter pays” principle creates economic incentives for them to reduce pollution through cleaner production methods, technologies, or practices.

  4. Funding for Environmental Protection: Revenues generated from fines, fees, or other penalties imposed on polluters can be directed towards funding environmental protection measures, conservation efforts, or pollution control initiatives.

  5. Precautionary Approach: The principle encourages a precautionary approach to environmental management, where potential polluters are required to take preventive measures to avoid causing harm, even in the absence of conclusive scientific evidence.

  6. Equity and Justice: Implementing the “polluter pays” principle aims to promote fairness and equity by ensuring that those responsible for environmental harm bear the associated costs, rather than shifting the burden onto disadvantaged communities or future generations.

The “polluter pays” principle has been incorporated into various environmental regulations and policies around the world, influencing how governments, industries, and individuals approach environmental protection and resource management. However, its effectiveness can vary depending on factors such as enforcement mechanisms, regulatory frameworks, and political will.

 

 

HOUSEHOLD WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY 

  1. Introduction:

    • Commitment to effective waste management for environmental sustainability and community health.
  2. Waste Reduction and Recycling:

    • Promote waste reduction at the source and recycling of materials.
    • Provide guidance on sorting recyclables and using recycling bins.
  3. Organic Waste and Hazardous Materials:

    • Encourage composting organic waste and safe disposal of hazardous materials.
    • Provide information on local composting programs and hazardous waste disposal sites.
  4. Waste Disposal:

    • Guide on proper disposal methods for non-recyclable waste.
    • Remind adherence to local waste disposal regulations and schedules.
  5. Education and Awareness:

    • Offer resources and engage in community events for waste management education.
    • Promote ongoing learning and adaptation of waste management habits.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Regularly assess waste management effectiveness and track relevant metrics.
    • Make adjustments to the policy based on evaluation findings.
  7. Responsibilities and Enforcement:

    • Assign responsibilities for policy implementation and maintenance.
    • Encourage accountability and cooperation among household members.
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