SEWALANKA FOUNDATION

Project proposal & documentation for solid waste management (SWM) & production of the organic compost from municipal and household waste in Mannar district – Sri Lanka

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1.1. Brief Description of Problem Statement
  • The organic solid waste has to be produced from Mannar Town in about 12 M.T per day.
  • The higher amount of inorganic fertilizer using in Mannar District and the demand of fertilizer also is high. Our production of organic fertilizer can replace the inorganic fertilizer and we believe the positive environmental impact is expected and may increase the demand of organic fertilizer by awareness and workshops programs will attract the consumers.
  • The Mannar district has to produce a lot of fishing wastes daily, it is useful for the produce of animal food. It has idea in planning level in future. This is an economical advantage in the system of integrated solid waste management.
  • In future our organization is expecting to the increase the organic fertilizer up to 25 MT per day.
  • The purpose of project is to introduce and improve the SWM System in Mannar District currently lacks basic collecting materials and equipments and people are not properly informed or aware of proper methods of SWM.
  • Different enterprises discharge various kinds of materials as solid waste. Mannar Urban area is where most non-biodegradable waste such as plastic and polythene materials, end up. The restaurants, hotels, and households generate mostly biodegradable solid waste.
  • The average generation of solid waste in Mannar Town is around 15 tons per day.
  • To maintain a high standard of living the high rates of consumption of resources make a negative impact on the environment. So the generations of wastes are far beyond handling. The wastes are burnt, disposed or thrown on the road side and elsewhere.
  • There is a need for a complete rethinking of SWM.
  • There is a clear need for the current approach of waste disposal that is focused on SEWALANKA and uses high energy and high technology, to move more towards waste processing and waste recycling.
  • This process would involve public private partnerships, driven at the community level and using low energy low technology resources, aiming for eventual waste minimization.
  • Our organization (SEWALANKA) is defining the criteria for waste minimization would include deeper community participation, understanding economic benefits and recovery of waste, producing the organic fertilizer from waste composting materials, focusing of life cycles, decentralized administration of waste, minimizing environmental impacts, reconciling investment costs with long term goals.

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