Environmental Education Is Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

Williams S. Anarfi explains – environmental education is becoming increasingly important as our lives, cities and priorities change. As our cities become more congested and busy, knowledge of the impact we each have on our surroundings becomes more and more crucial. Equally important however, is our understanding of how we can contribute to protecting the environment around us.

Africa is on the verge of losing its essence and beauty to different forms of degradation especially waste pollution’’. This is dope; I think you should start your article with this statement. As we become more urbanized and the spending power of the average African rises, more goods will be consumed leading to even more waste. “The volume of waste generated on our continent is expected to double in the coming years as the size and population of its cities explode.” John Paul.

  1. Waste Minimization is an approach that aims to reduce the production of waste through education and the adoption of improved production processes and less wasteful practices.
  2. Recycling means to separate certain materials within the waste stream and reprocess them. Currently, the recycling of many materials is not financially viable.
  • Waste processing is the treatment and recovery (use) of materials or energy from waste through thermal, chemical, or biological means.

The poor quality of government education and low investment in the education sector has put youths in a state of crisis in many African countries.

Because many Africans understand that education is one of the few bridges out of poverty, millions of poor families on the continent are desperate to find good schools for their children. However, the existing schools and training facilities are unaffordable for many people and are not even enough to cater to the needs of Africa’s large and rapidly growing population.

How do we make education more attractive? Does anyone understand why education is crucial for Africa’s growth? Should we introduce free education for all or shall we demand a fee from those that can afford it?

I invite you to be part of the solution to the waste management problem in Africa and to help and encourage others. We need to endeavor/strive for sustainable education and proper waste management for all – together we all can make a difference in our different communities.

Thank You.

Olumide Idowu is the Team Lead, Climate Wednesday. He can be contacted on Twitter via @OlumideIDOWU

7 thoughts on “Environmental Education Is Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

  • April 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm
    Permalink

    303756 976286Oh my goodness! an incredible article dude. Thanks a ton However We are experiencing issue with ur rss . Dont know why Cannot enroll in it. Can there be any person finding identical rss dilemma? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx 125758

    Reply
  • April 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm
    Permalink

    664025 402895Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that its really informative. Im going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers! 296240

    Reply
  • April 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    Permalink

    317263 600576You completed several good points there. I did a search on the concern and located practically all folks will have exactly the same opinion along with your weblog. 773551

    Reply
  • April 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    Permalink

    491892 324816Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didnt appear. Grrrr well Im not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog! 683666

    Reply
  • April 27, 2017 at 6:56 am
    Permalink

    500058 613863I totally agree! I came over from google and am looking to subscribe. Where is your RSS feed? 736664

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Close