The Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) partnership project that focuses on household waste is confident to address waste in the city based on the new 3R method.
3R stands for Reduce, Return and Reuse.
The project which had started last year in April is expected to complete by March of 2017.
It aims to establish a separate collection system of household waste in the city based on the new 3R model on the basis that will reduce garbage and to adopt a more effective practical use of resources.
This project will work alongside the established Honiara Public-Private Cooperation Committee where people, agencies and administrators will collaborate to address and achieve the goal of the project in reducing household waste.
Expected outputs of the project includes;
-Hold a periodic discussion during the ‘Cooperation Committee’ focusing on the establishment of a “’separate collection system of household waste’;
-Develop human resources who would be capable of promoting the separate collection of household waste and resource recovery;
-Establish concrete practical methods and systems of the new 3Rs with the cooperation of the people and agencies;
-Provide the residents with the opportunity to learn some examples of how to carry out the new 3R at home and the rules of waste disposal;
-Implement work based on the “separate collection system of household waste” will be implemented within the administrative field.
With the new method it focuses on reducing the use of imported goods and merchandise, encourages composting of biodegradable waste at home and reuses the waste.
However a direction to take in the near future when equipment for the recycling of waste is in place is to recycle and export the waste.
Meanwhile the project is expected to bring in a new compactor early next month and establish its co-committee towards the end of March.
In April three members from Japan will arrive to assist local staff with the project in transferring their knowledge and skills in various technical areas of the project.
And by September a compressor machine is expected to arrive to compress recycled waste that could be reused or recycled and exported.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA