Humans play an important role in the waste cycle, from raw material extraction and processing through product manufacturing and disposal. A waste management system may provide advantages and generate income or cause significant environmental harm depending on how well a community is informed and aware of the types of trash it produces and its possible consequences on the natural environment and public health.
Interventions in waste management should be supported by public awareness and education campaigns. Waste is the product of human activity, and every person must be aware of the problems and risks associated with waste management, as well as the critical role he or she plays in turning waste into riches.
Janitha Ekanayake | General Manager, Western Power Management
Sanjeewa Chulakumara | Director, INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Private) Limited
Chinthaka Abeysekera | CEO, Sisili Hanaro Encare
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Drawing on our global network, the Climate Connection programme connects 200 million people from different countries, generations and backgrounds – young people and policymakers, artists and scientists, business and community leaders, and many others.
In particular, it focuses on the next generation of climate leaders and gives practical support to young people and communities most impacted by climate change, helping them share their perspectives globally and achieve real change.
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