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5/3/2021 8:34:49 AM

Transforming Harare into a Zero waste society

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Transforming Harare into a Zero waste society

Prudence Tsaha ~  ~ waste management 
A group of Budiriro residents have joined hands with council in beautifying and transforming the city to a zero waste society using recyclable material collected from illegal dumpsites in the suburb.
A group of Budiriro residents have joined hands with council in beautifying and transforming the city to a zero waste society using recyclable material collected from illegal dumpsites in the suburb. Mufaro Dzingai, the founder and Director of Social Activew Trust said the project is mainly focusing on the building of a high density model of sustainable solid waste management using a two bin system. “In this two bin system, there is a recyclable bin with valuable waste and non-recyclable with organic waste that has no direct value “We are coming to collect PET bottles and other recyclable materials. We have different buyers for different materials whom we met at the national recycling expo,” he said. Dzingai said they are collecting three and half tonnes per week and are expecting over ten tonnes when they start collecting from homes. “We are working at a temporary site and we are waiting for Harare City Council to grant us a space to put our project site where we are to build our recycling centre,” he said. He said, they have employed 50 women from Budiriro community, who are working tirelessly to create a zero waste society. Ivy Mukuku-kwenda one of the employees said through this project they are now making a living by the selling of valuable waste at the same time cleaning their homes and the society. “We are doing this project whole heartedly and we are making a lot of money by selling recyclables waste at the same time the society is now clean."