SSE outlined three principles to deal with waste in Timor-Leste

SSE outlined three principles to deal with waste in Timor-Leste

waste materials (Photo Tatoli)

DILI, 10 june 2023 (TATOLI)—Director of Education and Information at the State Secretariat for the Environment, Amenica Machado Fernandes, outlines three principles for dealing with waste in Timor-Leste, namely, reduce, reuse, and recycle.

According to Fernandes, this principle can address the waste problem that befalls everyone, from children to adults, including the environment and biodiversity.

“Waste is a problem for all of us, so let’s find solutions together with peaceful and environmental actions that have the principles of reduction, reuse, and recycling,” said Amenica Machado Fernandes to Tatoli, friday (09/06).

Fernandes admitted, currently Timor-Leste continues to have an absence of proper waste management, meaning that there is still a lack of service in waste because they only collect all the waste together and continue to dispose of the waste in Tibar without going through a recycling process.

Also according to Fernandes, every household must know how to sort waste, starting from inorganic waste such as plastic, glass, and metal: “To be able to manage this type of waste, it must be separated according to the group and recycled,”

“In other countries, waste management is very good where every household knows how to sort or sort waste so it is very effective for the recycling process,” he said.

So far, SSE continues to work on solving the waste problem by implementing programs such as Eskola Matak, Bairu Matak, Suku Matak, and others.

In addition, there is a program that integrates the contributions of young people through environmental brigade activities to create Jardin Matak for tree planting, beach cleaning, and others.



Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor : Nelia B.


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