Clean up campaign - EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY.
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The nation of Zimbabwe is facing a challenge in waste management, particularly the urban centres and growth points. The drivers of this environmental challenge include;the rapid urban population increase and shortage of housing, resulting in higher population density in the existing suburbs and emergence of slums, change in consumption patterns, a scenario that has introduced new varieties of waste due to Globalisation and changes in packaging material,use of Old Inefficient Waste Management Technologies as well as low stakeholder participation.
Can clean up campaigns be the solution?
A Clean up campaign is a community-based, environmental initiative that inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. Since the inception of this program, in Zimbabwe, stakeholders such as; communities, organisations, churches, businesses, schools and tertiary institutions have voluntarily taken it upon themselves to clean up public areas and other places where litter has been illegally dumped. From January 2015 to date, we have witnessed more than 70 voluntary clean-ups organised by stakeholders, who have since realised that a safe, clean and healthy environment is everyone’s responsibility.