President Cyril Ramaphosa’s launch of the national Good Green Deeds programme on Friday will promote sustainable waste management and environmental awareness – two things that UWC holds in high regard.
“Urban waste management is one of the major challenges facing cities - particularly in developed countries,” said UWC’s Professor Catherina Schenck, who holds the DST-NRF SARChI chair in Waste and Society.
“This is a threat to human health, the environment and the well-being of urban residents - and to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This national call-to-action has the potential to enact real and much-needed change.”
The focus of the GGD programme will be on promoting sustainable waste management practices, such as recycling, and on galvanising society to change their behaviour around waste, pollution and the environment....
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