Zero waste advocacy

Since 2015, The Centre for Zero Waste & Development in Africa (CZWDA) has been implementing the kicking the bags out campaign to push for a total ban on single-use plastics in Zambia. This campaign is aimed at awareness-raising and engagement within communities, students, organisations, parliamentarians and government leaders to address the urgent need of putting in place a law on the ban of single use plastic bags in Zambia and the rest of Africa.

Once a law on a total ban on single-use plastics in Zambia is enacted, it will greatly benefit the environment. Flooding will be reduced, water quality will be improved, air and soil quality will be improved and wildlife as well as marine life will be protected. The ‘Kicking the Bags Out’ campaign also encourages the creation of local green jobs for women and youth.

Ng’answa Road, Civics Center, Serenje, Zambia
Zero waste advocacy
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Centre 4 Zero Waste & Development in Africa
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Zero waste advocacy
A non-profit organisation that has been actively engaging the general public, the private sector, organisations, policy makers and local government in sustainable zero waste strategies and climate solutions, urgently addressing the challenges that waste management systems in Africa face. Since its establishment, The Centre for Zero Waste and Development in Africa (CZWDA) has so far trained more than 1000 teachers, local governments, parliamentarians and community leaders in zero waste solutions and climate change. The organisation has further engaged about 120,000 pupils and students to be active environmental agents in their communities. Their CEO, Mr. Billy Lombe is a Member and on the African board for 'Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives' and 'Break free from plastic'. He is also a member of IPEN.