Rubbish in Paradise – the battle begins

When we first saw these islands there was not a speck of rubbish. Now the consumer society has invaded and there is a huge problem. We have been helping for the past 3 years but this year we went further with a study of trash amounts and educational materials for schools and public places.

Historic Vessel Vega – Trash study

The purpose of this research was to approximate the amount of solid waste produced on Banda Naira, as well as the relative percentages of the different types of waste. In particular, the types of plastic were sorted and measured. The data collected may be used in the future to help indicate what method of long-term, permanent waste disposal could and should be organized on Banda.
Additionally, this report is available to anyone who wishes to use it, and is meant to help the people of Banda have a better understanding of their rubbish problem.

Download the Banda Solid Waste Report, prepared by Eliza Arsenault

Banda Solid Waste Report PDF

Organic waste accounts for roughly three quarters of the waste produced on Banda. If organic and inorganic waste were to be separated, the amount of waste going to the dump would be reduced by 75%.

Organic waste accounts for roughly three quarters of the waste produced on Banda. If organic and inorganic waste were to be separated, the amount of waste going to the dump would be reduced by 75%.

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