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Chubachu adopts greener ways

Sep 29, 2011

Residents in Chubachu, Thimphu are showing the way in tackling the capital’s garbage problem. They are now segregating the waste right at home into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. The biodegradable waste goes into one bin and the non-biodegradable into another.

They have all been provided with two bins each as part of what is being called a public private partnership on integrated sustainable waste management initiated City Corporation. The aim is to privatise the waste management.

Most of the waste will be recycled or reused according to Gyeltshen Drukpa, the city corporation’s chief environment officer of the city corporation.

The residents need not even wait for the garbage truck. Staff employed by the city corporation will come to their home fetch the bins. All they have to do is make sure that the green bin contains only biodegradable waste and the grey bin contains nothing but non-biodegradable waste.

It sounds simple enough, and it may provide the answer to the capital’s growing waste problem. But will it work? Much will depend on the residents of Chubachu.

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