Waste Management in Schools

Inappropriate solid waste management practices in schools in Zimbabwe, both in rural and urban communities constitute one of the major factors leading to declining environmental health standards. In line with the common creed “catch them young”, schools have become an important focal point of environmental information dissemination to foster environmental stewardship. Schools accumulate tonnes of waste from paper and computers to food and books. Sharing knowledge on proper waste management in schools will influence positive change within schools leading to healthy environments. It is a prerequisite that each school should have a waste management plan that speaks about the type and amount of waste generated and the disposal methods it can adopt.

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The 2015 Africa Environment Day will be commemorated jointly with the World Wildlife Day. The event will be co-hosted by The Environmental management Agency (EMA) and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife authority (ZIMPARKS) on the 5th of March 2015, at Nyamhunga Stadium, in Kariba, Mashonaland West.



Africa Environment Day, celebrated annually on 3 March, was established by the then Organization of African Unity in 2002 as a way of raising awareness of the pressing environmental challenges facing the continent. Since 2012, the Africa Environment Day has been celebrated in conjunction with Wangari Maathai Day, in order to pay tribute to the late Nobel Laureate's green legacy. 

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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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