Waste generation rate (especially discarded plastics) is on the increase and constitutes risks to both animal/human health and our environment. It is estimated that most plastics would take thousands of years to break down fully into organic components. Because of this longevity and low rate of recycling, the limited infrastructure and awareness at the grassroots, much of the plastic wastes end up in landfills or as litter. Some of this plastic waste make their way via rivers and wind to the oceans resulting to contamination and release of micro-plastics in the environment which end up in our food-chain.
In light of this, PM and eTrash2Cash are working together to engage women and youths who will raise grassroots awareness about the impact of plastic wastes to the environment and human health, facilitate cash incentives in exchange for waste collected from low-income communities in Bauchi state and also facilitate the reprocessing and recycling of collected wastes streams into value or reusable products.
BAUCHI 2020 PROJECT
The following locations have been selected for this pilot training and waste collection activities; Azare, Misau, Giade, Jama`are, Itas Gadau local government areas in Katagum zone.
The project is going to identify, train and engage 50 passionate young people within those communities, who will aside supporting low-income people/households to exchange their trash for cash, will conduct promotional activities/awareness campaigns regarding the benefits of plastic waste managementin those focal communities, generate interest for proper plastic waste management by households, engage community members and sensitize them on the advantages of plastic waste management and the financial inclusivity of women and the disabled.
Our goals are to support 1, 500 direct beneficiaries earn income from trash to cash exchange, estimated at $8 on average and to reach a minimum of 3, 000 individuals/households with awareness about sustainable environment, proper wastes management and climate change issues. Perhaps, one of the most exciting impact we aspire to make from the project would be on the environment, where cumulative wastes diversion from landfills and water bodies through this pilot is expected to set to be a minimum of 25 metric tons of trash every cycle from our 50 wastes collection agents/ambassadors.
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