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Environmental Education Program for the Segregation of Municipal Solid Waste in Mandalay City
- In Mandalay, solid waste problem is one of the most considerable challenges with the management of waste in recent years. Mandalay is the second largest city and the last capital in Myanmar with the population of 1.3 million. With the growth of population and urbanization, current total garbage generation is 1090 tons per day and collected rate is only about 900 tons (85%) of the waste. The conventional way of managing solid waste being the sole responsibility of a single body, Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is facing constraints due to a lack of resources, improper collection and management of disposal sites, a lack of awareness, and cooperation from the public in managing the solid waste. In this respect, the objective of this study is to discuss the importance of environmental education program for transforming from throw-away society to recycle-based society through active learning program involving students. This study intends to achieve a more radical shift in thinking and behavior towards sustainable lifestyles in building 3R practice. This study based on the descriptive method and qualitative approach to data collection, analysis of the primary reports, the secondary documents, articles from open literature and relevant websites. This study examines the challenging factors in establishing recycle-society, and how to overcome these challenges. This study is an initial stage of implementing the environmental education. Thus, findings are still limited and general. It is necessary to do more details analysis in the future to understand the positive behavioural changes within community regarding with the 3R activities in waste management.
San Myint Yi
- Yadanabon University Research Journal