Human behavior

Change in Human Behavior Towards a Clean Dhaka

How can we change our daily behaviour for making clean Dhaka city with efficient waste management?

The Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation installed around 6,000 waste bins across the city in 2016 but the project failed within a year due to a lack of awareness of the citizens. So, any waste management project in Dhaka require behavioural change of it's citizens.
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Challenge description

waste generation in Bangladesh is around 22.4 million tonnes per year or 150 kg/cap/year. There is an increasing rate of waste generation in Bangladesh and it is projected to reach 47, 064 tonnes per day by 2025. The rate of waste generation is expected to increase to 220 kg/cap/year in 2025. A significant percentage of the population has zero access to proper waste disposal services, which will in effect lead to the problem of waste mismanagement.

The total waste collection rate in major cities of Bangladesh such as Dhaka is only 37%. When waste is not properly collected, it will be illegally disposed of and this will pose serious environmental and health hazards to the Bangladeshis.

In Dhaka City both North and South city corporation took several waste management projects in recent years and most of them failed due to lack of consciousness and involvement by it's citizens. The problem of waste management starts from dumping of waste in non designated places by ignorant citizens. The behavioral change of the citizens about producing and disposing waste can bring huge difference in the waste management of Dhaka city.

Challenge vision

Solutions can focus on:

  • What are the causes behind bad behaviour of the citizens?
  • How to mitigate those causes?
  • How to motivate citizens to follow the protocol of waste disposals?
  • How to create awareness among the city dwellers?
  • How to engage citizens into the process of making clean city?

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