Waste collection and rubbish disposal play an extremely important role in
the global cleanliness and sustainability drive, with people’s health and the
conservation of resources being the responsibility of every government.
waste management can help conserve our planet’s natural beauty which can
be flawed by thoughtless disposal of waste. Landscapes can be ruined
through littering and places of tourist interest can lose their attraction.
Natural beauty is a legacy and a right for future generations and conserving
it, as well as our natural resources, for their benefit is our responsibility
As citizens of a society we have a responsibility to manage our waste sustainably. We can
do this following the five R’s of waste management: reduce, reuse, recycle, recover and
Reducing waste is the most important thing we can do. By reducing waste, we avoid the
unnecessary use of resources such as materials, energy and water. It means there is less
waste to manage.
Reuse of substances can be done.
Recycling involves some form of reprocessing of waste materials to produce another
product. For example, recycling plastic bottles to make buckets.
� This is the recovery of waste without any pre-processing. For example, waste oils
that cannot be refined for reuse in vehicles can be burnt for energy recovery.
SDG emphasises a major milestone since the challenge of climate change
in the earlier Millennium Development Goals was not fully exhausted.
Everyone is now waiting for the imminent climate talks that will be held in
Paris in December 2015 where new international treaties aimed at
ensuring global warming stays below 20 degrees celsius will be