DSWMC wants change of attitude to waste management

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews DSWMC wants change of attitude to waste management by: – September 25, 2014 181 Views   no discussions Acting general manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Florian Mitchell (file photo)The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation is calling on citizens to view waste management as a resource.This as the Corporation observes Solid Waste Week under the theme ‘Too Good to Waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’.Acting general manager of the Corporation, Florian Mitchell told the opening of an exhibition on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau, the intention of the theme is to change citizen’s mindset towards waste.“We want to point out that waste is a resource, no longer are the days where we used something and we just disposed of it, waste is a resource”.Mr Mitchell also noted that citizens can generate income from waste material since “a greater composition of our waste material from our home can be recycled”.“If you watch your waste composition, you could earn revenue from your waste. When you have your used lead acid batteries, you bring it to Solid Waste there is a fee that Solid Waste pays to you”.Additionally, Mr Mitchell said there are many careers available in waste management and called on citizens to consider them.“We want to emphasize, that your waste is a resource and for the school children, let’s look at waste management as an avenue where we can create our own business”. “There are a lot of ways and things that we can do to become self-employed where waste management is concerned,” Mr Mitchell said. He added that in a growing economy and changing world, citizens should not only be looking to work within the government or within the private sector. “I believe in going forward, as students we need to look at avenues because waste management is something that is always going to be there as long as we are on the face of the earth”.“While we are here, waste is a product that will be of unlimited benefit and potential so we could tap in and harness it,” Mr Mitchell said. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img