Nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste. Households create ordinary garbage. Industrial and manufacturing processes create solid and hazardous waste.
In response to the public complaints EPA, NWFP forced PDA to select a landfill for the disposal of municipal waste of Hayatabad area. A sight has now been marked for the landfill and PDA is also negotiating with private firms for any possibility of installation of a composting plant for the solid waste. With the technical assistance of EPA, four main hospitals of NWFP have been provided with incinerators and it is hoped that the problem of hospital waste would soon be solved. The hospital administrations have also conducted training workshops for the staff.
With the help of National Environmental Consulting (Pvt) Ltd. and GTZ, the following reports were prepared:
UIEP Pilot project Safe Guarding and Disposal of Out-dated Pesticides was implemented in May 1999. The impacts of such project were following:
A foreign manufacturer (BAYER) of pesticides was convinced to take care for the safe disposal of their outdated products
The plant protection department is clean and odorless for the first time in twenty years
No public complaints regarding foul smell in vicinity
UIEP staff and a local pesticide spraying company is trained for safeguarding of absolute pesticides
After the workshop in Islamabad other provinces were asked by federal environmental ministry to follow UIEP project
First time in history of Pakistan the threat posed by expired pesticides has been given attention, which it actually deserved and awareness was created.