Public Awareness and Education the key to proper waste management

This Entry has been submitted.

Public Awareness and Education the key to proper waste management

BAwku Municipal and Binduri District, GhanaBawku unicipal and Binduri District, Ghana
Year Founded:
2013
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Effective waste management strategies assist in minimising or avoiding adverse impacts on the environment and human health, while allowing economic development and improvement in the quality of life.
These are suggested effective ways: recycling,burning,composting,and land-filling.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

what if the people are educated on waste management? will there be need to waste money on waste management
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Bawku Municpal and Binduri District has a poor waste management systems, where as if one is passing by could see polythene bags sachets water waste litter all round the townships and most guator chock with dirty waters and the place is having bad odour all over. This situation is hazardous to human health as while as life. what even make it worst is the conflict situation, where they spent so much in peace-keeping

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Public awareness and education is key to successful waste management. A critical component in any waste management program is public awareness and participation, in addition to appropriate legislation, strong technical support, and adequate funding. Waste is the result of human activities and everyone needs to have a proper understanding of waste management issues, without which the success of even the best conceived waste management plan becomes questionable. public awareness and participation results in successful waste management.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

proper waste management lead to clean environment, clean environment lead to healthy people, healthy people lead to increase productivity. The impact of this are many that one can not even mention all. I can tell now with authority that there are many malaria cases in these districts, as well as diarrhea, typhoid and many of the diseases outbreaks that are cause by dirty environment. I believed if I win this competition there will be a great change in the lives of the people concerning these cases mentioned above.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

As the public will become aware of the proper ways of managing waste and also educated on the danger of improper waste management there will not be more malaria, diarrhea, typhoid and out break of diseases associated with dirty surroundings.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The two districts will be sensitised to implement waste management by-laws to ensure that there is cleanness all the time for good health.To ensure financial sustainability as the district themselves have seen the impact of proper waste management they will be ready to assist in funding to ensure that there continue to be cleanness and proper waste management.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Zoom lion Ghana dealing with waste management in these two Districts but no impact is seen at all concerning this topic.It is like nobody even manage waste in these places. I can not say there is any approach at all.
Team

Founding Story

I see need of doing this work because I feed many of diseases in the hospitals here, have any anything to do with the improper waste management situation. For that matter I took it upon myself to find a solution to this canker .