Garbage awareness project underway
Stabroek News
March 16, 2004

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A project to educate the public about garbage disposal is underway.

The one-year Public Awareness and Education Pilot Programme is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and covers such areas as the nature, management and disposal of Georgetown's solid waste.

Guyenterprise Advertising Agency, in collaboration with the Municipal Solid Management Department of the Mayor and City Council, is now poised to implement the programme in two pilot areas of the city, Lodge and Regent Street.

According to Guyenterprise, the overall objective of the programme is to educate citizens on how they can contribute to reducing, reusing, recycling, and properly disposing of around 117 tonnes of waste generated every day.

The first phase of the exercise involves technical consultants reviewing all existing related documentation on solid waste management, a review of school curricula and existing legislation as well as community mapping in the two pilot areas.