Bin Campaign

Bins are critical in containing waste and in the process help in avoiding fly way litter. The Environmental Management Agency is calling on all citizens at households, instutions, corporates, government entities,  business people, Local Authorities and vendors to ensure the provision of bins in their premises and areas of jurisdiction. Motorists, both private and public, are urged to provide bins in their vehicles for the safe and sustainable disposal of waste during travel.

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Kaylite Ban still stands; only a 3-month reprieve given

The Government, through the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has given the manufacturers, distributors and users of polystyrene, popularly known as kaylite, three months reprieve to wind up their operations leaving the discretion to use kaylites to individuals.

The reprieve follows a meeting between polystyrene manufacturers, retailers and EMA on the way forward after the activation of Statutory Instrument 84 of 2012, Environmental Management (Plastic Packaging and Plastic bottles) (Amendment) Regulations, which ban the manufacture, importation and commercial distribution of polystyrene.

It is important to note that the ban still stands. Nevertheless, a 3 months reprieve was given to allow a smooth changeover by businesses. The 90 day reprieve which started on the July 17, 2017, will end on October 17, 2017. Thereafter, any violator of the law will be brought to book.

The ban on polystyrene was effected as a result of its environmental and health impacts.

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The Agency has a Zero Tolerance Policy to Corruption. To report corrupt activities anonymously :

1. Use Econet Toll Free Line: 08080028

2. WhatsApp +263 779565707

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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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Vision, Mission & Values

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    A clean, safe and healthy environment, promoting a growing economy and empowered society.
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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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    •¬†Transparency¬†• Professionalism¬†• Timeous response • Stakeholder Participation • Unhu / Ubuntu •Team work •
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EMA 2017 SCHOOLS DEBATE TOPIC

 

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE BEING GIVEN LESS RECOGNITION IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES THAN OTHER RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE.