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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.
With the master compost training programme, The Centre for Zero Waste & Development in Africa (CZWDA) aims to teach community members how to produce compost at the local community level in order to build healthy soils for gardens, conservation landscapes, and urban and rural farms.
Under the Sitifuna Ma plastics campaign (Sitifuna means ‘’We Don’t Want’’), The Centre for Zero Waste & Development in Africa (CZWDA) has made recommendations to the Zambia parliamentary caucus committee on conservation in March, 2019 at the WWF review workshop of the Statutory Instrument (SI) No 65 on the ban of 30 microns and below of single use plastics in Zambia.
The Centre for Zero Waste & Development in Africa (CZWDA) aims to empower women, youth and other citizens in innovative recycling skills and facilitate the creation of green jobs in waste management. At the same time, the organisation educates on reducing waste, re-using goods, composting and recycling of items, in an effort to improve total waste management and build sustainable and more resilient communities.