Zero Tolerance To Litter – Everyone’s Responsibility

Waste management is a challenge in most urban centers, growth points as well as rural service centres. Piles of waste are seen on most road side and open spaces. Littered roads seem to be the order of the day in most urban centers.A clean, safe and healthy environment is a possibility through concerted effort of all stakeholders.

Role of Stakeholders in waste management

1.      Retailers

·         Adopt the cradle to the grave principle, which refers to the responsibility that a company takes for the entire life cycle of a product, service or program, from design to disposal or termination.

·         Put a bin in front of your shop.

·         Adopt zones such as streets, bust stops, bus termini or recreational parks, for clean ups.

·         Clean up your frontage up to the road and back corridors and sanitary lanes.

·         Support anti-litter activities around your shopping area.

·         Donate branded bins to Local Authorities. This assists not only in bin provision but also in advertising your goods and services.

·         Organize regular clean ups to keep shopping centres clean and attractive to customers.

·         Set up cages for waste separation to enable recycling to be carried out with ease.

·         Food outlets/factory should sell their food leftovers to piggeries or individuals with pets.

·         ‘Adopt’ a street in my city/town and maintain it on a regular basis.

Zero Tolerance to Litter - Everyone's Responsibility

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Clean up month in pictures

September is the Clean up month which is running under the #Zero Tolerance To Litter. These are some of the places that were cleaned. Organize the same in your areas and clean up your areas. Waste management is everyone's responsibility.





Before and after removal of waste at Kaguvi Building in Harare, Central Business District.

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Call for Proposals

The Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) in collaboration with the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) invites research proposals focusing on sustainable environmental management through safe disposal of waste. Read More ...

Anti Corruption - Fraud Message

The Zimbabwe Code on Corporate Governance promotes good governance and high standards of integrity.  In line with this code, the Environmental Management Agency is committed to promoting sound corruption, bribery and fraud prevention mechanisms. Every employee of the Environmental Management Agency who knows or suspects any illegal, dubious or fraudulent activities occurring within the Agency should report them via WhatsApp, toll free or the website. Similarly, all stakeholders who are aware or suspects any illegal and dubious business activities involving Agency employees, suppliers and third parties are requested to report the issues on the mentioned platforms.  The Agency has a zero tolerance to corruption policy.

To report corruption anonymously please use the following channels:

Econet Toll free: 08080028

Tweeter: @EMAeep

WhatsApp: 0779 565 707

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About EMA

The Environmental Management Agency is a statutory body responsible for ensuring the sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and environmental degradation, the preparation of Environmental Plans for the management and protection of the environment. It was established under the Environmental Management Act [Chapter 20:27] and operationalised on the 17th of March 2003 through SI 103 of 2003.

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    To regulate, monitor and promote sustainable management of natural resources and protection of the environment with stakeholder participation.

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