A pilot of the three-stepped approach to the collection of solid wastes at the workplace included a survey, implementation of findings, as well as monitoring and evaluation stages. The investigations sought to find the interest of staff on the best method of collecting wastes at the Institution. Theoretically, respondents preferred source separation of wastes in designated dustbin setups. A two vessel and stand dustbin was designed and fabricated for the collection of the wastes. One vessel was color coded green for non-plastics only and the other blue for plastic wastes only. A positioning of the twin-dustbins at vantage points on the blocks and compound of the Institution afforded a convenient monitoring of the collection process.Users of the dustbins were informally educated and the infrastructure monitored for compliance to source sorting. At the end of sixty-six working days of education and monitoring, 65% of the collected wastes within the period were source sorted. Contributing factors to the efficiency recorded fell on the duration and day of education.
Boniface Yeboah Antwi
Authors are research scientists of the CSIR-IIR with experience in solid waste collection research. The pair have authored a number of papers in plastic waste technologies as well as waste collection practices.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Solid wastes collection, Institutional solid wastes, Plastic wastes, source sorting, Solid wastes
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General