This is the 3rd year since Pemathang Gewog has initiated their zero waste management programs in collaboration with SJI.
Pemathang Gewog is the first gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar to go beyond the concept of cleaning campaign and distribution of waste bins by focusing on lifestyle, nutrition, zero waste craft, segregation at household level and building Material Recovery Facility (MRF) which is now run by women’s zero waste craft group.
Recently, Gewog has also procured a machine to manufacture degradable plates and cups from the areca nut bark which are readily available in the Gewog. This project will be implemented in a month from now and expected to put an end on the usage of plastic plates and cups in the District and beyond.
Journey towards zero waste management requires constant effort; we have to be authentic and passionate. Then, journey itself becomes our accomplishment. On 1st July, 2017, 250 community members of Pemathang Gewog was again educated on the importance of zero waste management system including highlights from “Waste Prevention and Management Regulation 2012”.and “National Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy 2014”
Thank you, Pemathang Gewog administration for inviting SJI.