Strategic Objectives

  1. The strategic objective of this programme is to reduce the environmental impact of direct and indirect emissions of Green House Gases from waste generation, treatment, recovery and disposal. Through a holistic approach to sustainable waste management – in accordance with the waste management hierarchy – this programme ensures a cohesive delivery of projects focused on bridging gaps between existing activities in the context of waste and climate change.

Specific Objectives

  1. To promote Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) based on the 3R (Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse) approach.
  2. To encourage sustainable consumption and production that minimises waste generation per capita.
  3. To facilitate the conversion of waste agriculture biomass and waste plastics into useful energy and/or material resources, and management of hazardous waste.
  4. To promote the treatment and usage of wastewater for agriculture and other economically useful activities.
  5. To promote waste prevention and resource recovery, thereby reducing the climate impact of raw material extraction and manufacturing processes.

Outcome

  1. Communities empowered in waste management processes that effectively mitigate GHG emissions or offer a net benefit.
  2. Resource recovery from waste management will lead to decrease in raw material extraction and manufacturing.
  3. Improvements in human and environmental health as a result of proper disposal of waste.
  4. Material recovered from waste management provides source of income to community towards poverty alleviation.