Half the word creeping up to realize zero-waste city

Each year, the world generates more than 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste which is expected to increase by 70 percent by 2050. Without urgent action, this will increase by nearly three quarters to 3.4 billion tonnes over the next 30 years as reported by Statistica.

Iran (IMNA) - There are many countries across the world that are suffering from uncontrolled waste. Local leaders are looking to officially launch strategies that will control waste disposal and management processes.

"Started in late July, a new plan for managing waste collection has been practiced on odd / even days of the week, according to which waste should be place out on the even days of the week that includes Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday, or on the odd days of the week that are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday," a member of the Commission for Health, Environment and Urban Services at the Islamic City Council of Isfahan Farzaneh Kolahdouzan said.

"Tremendous time and effort have been devoted to the development of this project, the effective implementation of which requires more culture-building practices. Although a great deal of effort has been put to execute the plan, some citizens do not obey the urban rules on disposing household waste, " she noted.

Half the work creeping up to realize zero-waste city

The member of the Commission for Health, Environment and Urban Services at the Islamic City Council of Isfahan emphasized, "This project will be highly successful if approaches like holding training courses and culture building practices are executed."

"Looking at the waste collection techniques in some countries, we begin to realize that waste is normally collected on a weekly basis on days set by the authority because the cost of waste management is prohibitive," she pointed out.

"We should manage waste treatment and disposal to restore and protect our planet as we have only one Earth which should be handed off to the next generation," Kolahdouzan added.

Addressing the goals of implementing new waste collection plans, Kolahdouzan went on to say, "it has been decided to mark a day in which street sweeper s are not scheduled to work so that they will rest."

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