We have rented a piece of land (30ftx20ft) to build a waste segregation centre for Kampung Padang (Padang Village). There will also be an open food waste area for cows to feed in. Now, we need additional funding to complete the construction. We have started regular household collection for the first cluster of homes since 24th April 2020 but some households are still adjusting to the system. We still notice food waste mixed with plastic sachet, or people still throwing trash to the sea. But we will continue to monitor and remind them. Hopefully, we will see a full compliance by the end of this month. The first cluster of 30 homes were given different materials for segregation such as:
Colander and small basin for food waste
Mesh bag made from discarded net for can and glass
Plastic bags for general plastic trash
All types of plastic bottles should be in our designated recycling bins around the village
Total waste collection in Week 1:
Food waste: 286 kg Can/Glass: 13.2 kg Other trash: 20.8 kg
First 30 homes participating in waste segregation!
By Theresa Ng | Programme Development Manager
Our team on Mantanani Island has started the first phase of waste segregation at household levels for the larger village, Padang Village. This first phase involves 30 homes out of 154 homes in the village. Based on our experience of successful implementation of waste segregation in the small village, Siring Bukit Village, we conducted one-on-one consultations and briefings on how to separate their waste into plastic, aluminium/metal/glass, and food waste. We also provided some basic materials to separate their waste. We are hoping to provide permanent, sturdy bins to every household in the near future when we have sufficient funding.
Day 1 collection from 30 households:
Plastic: 4 kg Aluminium/metal/glass: 4.8 kg Food waste: 32.1 kg
As of March 8th 2020, we have managed to distribute an additional 32 new bins in Kampung Padang, the larger village on Mantanani Island. We are going to produce more by the end this month and hopefully we will be able to cover every house, including Kampung Siring Bukit (the smaller village). We have also installed 3 huge recycling bins for the community and public use, with two located at Kampung Siring Bukit, and another one at Kampung Padang beach. We also bought a new wheelbarrow, replacing a broken one. The wheelbarrow is often and heavily used for door-to-door waste collection from each household.
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