Solid Waste Management
TSolid waste management was MICS’ main focus when it was established. Maybe the most significant accomplishment was when MICS went on the ground reorganized the Majuro Dump. Not only was the place transformed but one of the employees became the general manager of the Dump. Along with general manager, most of the people that used to scavenge at the dump were also given jobs.
After the reorganization (cells were build for trash type segregation- bottles, plastics, tires, greens, scrap metals, etc) of the site, other projects were also added. These included:
From all these activities, MICS is able to maintain partnership with national partners and the communities in particular. Further, MICS co-hosted the first ever National Waste Strategy workshop which was attended by all the Mayors for each of the different local governments of the Marshall Islands. From the workshop MICS was able to build and strengthen its partnership with these communities. In fact, many of these activities that started on Majuro have been extended to these communities in the outer islands.
Currently, all the activities are on-going in Majuro. To compliment them, there were about 800 trash bins distributed to household throughout the atoll. People are now getting their trash collected on a weekly basis.
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