Kweneng District launches paper recycling project

Kweneng District Council Health Department has embarked on a paper recycling project in the various ccommunities of the District

Kweneng District launches paper recycling project, Image: facebook
Kweneng District launches paper recycling project, Image: facebook

Botswana: Kweneng District Council Health Department has embarked on a paper recycling project in the various ccommunities of the District. The project is being implemented in partnership with one of the local recycling company.

The recycle project is being implemented on a trial period which runs for 3 months. The company collected the first batch of recyclable paper on June 5. The first batch collected from the community weighed approximately 323 KGs.

The district seeks to promote the practice of sustainability and environment friendly practices within the various communities. This project aims to enhance paper recycling efforts within our community to reduce environmental impact.

The aim of the initiative conceived by Kweneng District administration is to conserve natural resources, and promote sustainability.

The recyclable paper would undergo refining processes to turn it into consumable products. This will help reduce the cutting of trees for the production of items which are used on a daily basis.

These items include toilet paper, packages, paper etc. The officials have shared that they want to increase the paper recycling rate such that less paper reaches the landfill.

To meet this mandate, the organization wanted through actively engaging staff to segregate office paper from general waste on disposal. The leaders of the organization noted that the project will help the members of the community learn more about the benefit.

The public health department will be the overseeing the people of the country as this project continues to track the recycling rate. The liaise with the company until the trial period ends after which terms will be set for a longer-term contract.

The officials have shared that they had planned to roll out the project to other council facilities.

Council staff are advised to continue participating and adopt waste segregation as a long-term approach to minimize waste disposal & as a stepping stone to sustainable waste management and conservation of our natural resources. By implementing recycling strategies, we can significantly reduce our environmental footprint and foster a culture of recycling within our community.