The National Environment Cleaning Day is now being extended to cover rural service centres and growth points as part of efforts to promote the sustainable management of waste countrywide, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu has said.
He made the remarks while leading the National Environment Cleaning Day programme at Save rural service centre under Chiredzi district yesterday.
Minister Ndlovu said the move was in line with the global and national agenda on sustainable waste management, as well as the national aspirations as envisaged in the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) and Vision 2030.
“This clean-up programme augments the Presidential Declaration on the first Friday per month clean-up as well as efforts by the business community, to adopt and adapt sustainability principles and circularity in the material chain of custody.
“Circularity and mutual symbiosis in the business sector remains a key vehicle to ensuring recycling, remaking, repurposing and thus achieving zero waste in the environment.”