Thimphu, Bhutan: Bhutan has received recognition for its stunning natural surroundings and commitment to environmental preservation. However, the nation is dealing with a growing waste management issue that could tarnish this spotless reputation, according to Bhutan Live.
Bhutan’s waste issue is a result of a number of reasons, including population growth, economic development, and increased consumption.
The problem has worsened due to a lack of efficient waste management infrastructure, which has led to environmental degradation, air pollution, and water source contamination. Bhutan government is fully aware of the causes of these issues, but better remedies need to be used.
The government of the nation have been more aggressive in putting in place garbage management infrastructure around the nation in order to address the situation. Micro-composting, zero-waste models, and community-based waste management are a few examples of cutting-edge trash-reduction techniques that might significantly reduce waste generation and promote sustainable lifestyles.
It is regularly announced that everyone in Bhutan must do their part; it is not just the government’s responsibility.
Waste reduction can be significantly improved by implementing simple practises like composting kitchen leftovers and using reusable bags while shopping and waste are separated. According to Bhutan Live, harsh punishments and fines for littering would also serve to highlight how crucial it is to maintain Bhutan clean.
Making improvements to the garbage collection systems is another crucial endeavour. Waste is currently being dumped in the wrong places as a result of the inadequate system. Prioritising recycling and composting will help reduce the amount of trash that is dumped in landfills.
Although many methods have been tried, more practical solutions are needed. Rewards for good waste management could transform the game. Bhutan Live said that rewarding individuals, households, or communities for taking part in waste reduction initiatives might encourage more people to take care of their trash.
This tactic has the potential to be a significant motivator for change when coupled with stiff fines for littering.