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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Swaziland 2017

Submitted by: Thabo Dlamini
Project: Environmental protection and recycling

Raising awareness on environmental protection and development to encourage people to participate actively in a clean sustainable environment by recycling their waste.

Initial situation
With the increasing pressure of population growth added to the investment being made into economic infrastructure in peri-urban and rural areas located in Swazi Nation Land, there is an urgent need to identify appropriate means to improve waste management in these areas.

Establishment of a waste infrastructure and development of required legislation in order to prevent, recycle and eventually handle waste that must be collected, treated and disposed of.

Transforming Swaziland into an eco-destination by reducing pollution will help market the country to the outside world, attracting more tourists as they will enjoy visiting a clean and safe country. This will lead to positive changes within the country and to the exchange of different cultures and religions.

Pollution is a very serious topic with far reaching impacts on the environment. Recycling waste and processing it further could really change a lot. Motivating people to take actively part in this process is a great idea. This would positively affect the environment, the standard of living and the economic situation.

Capital: Mbabane
Official language: English, Swati
Total area: 17.364 kmĀ²
Population: 1.185.000
GDP/Capita/Year: $2.907
Source: Wikipedia 2012