Disposing of waste has huge environmental impacts and can cause serious problems such as the Meethotamulla incident. Right now our garbage is buried in landfill sites, holes in the ground, sometimes old quarries, sometimes specially dug. Some waste will eventually rot, but not all, and in the process it may smell or generate methane gas, which is explosive and contributes to the greenhouse effect.
Keeping that in mind as well, Cluster Project Zero Waste was initiated by Cluster 2 (Rotaract Clubs of ACBT, CFPS, Chullipurum, Colombo, Colombo North, Faculty of Management and Finance – UOC, Jaffna Peninsula and University of Moratuwa) which focuses on the 3 Sustainable Development Goals.
We decided to first make people aware of recycling by designing posters and sharing them on social media which explains proper waste management practices. We then sought out two schools (Sri Parakramabahu Maha Vidyalaya,
Narahenpita and Tholpuram Vikneswara, Jaffna) and implement a waste management system with the aid of posters, drawings and activities so that they truly understand recycling.