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THREE DIMENSIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT [3DWM].

Our key goals include an intention of bringing change in human behaviour pattern via providing them with an idea of waste management (reusing at the focal point), in a cost-efficient manner with a view to creating a clean Dhaka, which would keep walking on the path of cleanliness.

Team
Almost There
Md. Wafiul Islam Fahim, Md. Nazmul Hasan Swapan, Nahin Islam Toma, Mashaekh Hassan, Sidrat Zaheen
Contact details
rdev@gen-lab.org

Change in Human Behavior Towards a Clean Dhaka

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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THREE DIMENSIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT [3DWM].

Our key goals include an intention of bringing change in human behaviour pattern via providing them with an idea of waste management (reusing at the focal point), in a cost-efficient manner with a view to creating a clean Dhaka, which would keep walking on the path of cleanliness.

Solution context

Considering the perception that we, human beings, are required to be sensitive of climate change factors, our team mapped out an idea which would integrate sensitivity to the people who are either consciously or at least subconsciously aware of the predictable anomalous turns of the future.

Our key goals include an intention of bringing change in human behaviour pattern via providing them with an idea of waste management (reusing at the focal point), in a cost-efficient manner with a view to creating a clean Dhaka, which would keep walking on the path of cleanliness.

For a prelude, the idea we have, is about a machine ‘Sink Decomposer’ which basically will be a channel for domestic disposal of biodegradable wastes. The channel connecting would have a collection region (for farmers or fertilizer manufacturers) at the terminal point, where, the wastes after going through a certain sort of blending process would stack in one place up.

To put light on why people would will to buy and install such a machine, which would clearly be an alien integration in their household is quite straightforward – substituting manual labour with mechanical labour.

Speaking of the cost-aspect, it would ultimately be worth it, given that, the revenue generated would be nearly 4 times the cost. Apart from the one-time (yearly basis) fee, there is absolutely zero cost in excess, and that too without obstructing the revenue generation.

Solution description

Our key goals include an intention of bringing change in human behaviour pattern via providing them with an idea of waste management (reusing at the focal point), in a cost-efficient manner with a view to creating a clean Dhaka, which would keep walking on the path of cleanliness.

For a prelude, the idea we have, is about a machine ‘Sink Decomposer’ which basically will be a channel for domestic disposal of biodegradable wastes. The channel connecting would have a collection region (for farmers or fertilizer manufacturers) at the terminal point, where, the wastes after going through a certain sort of blending process would stack in one place up.

To put light on why people would will to buy and install such a machine, which would clearly be an alien integration in their household is quite straightforward – substituting manual labour with mechanical labour.

Speaking of the cost-aspect, it would ultimately be worth it, given that, the revenue generated would be nearly 4 times the cost. Apart from the one-time (yearly basis) fee, there is absolutely zero cost in excess, and that too without obstructing the revenue generation.

Moving to the non-biodegradable wastes, those can be promoted for the usage on different DIY (a buzzword standing for ‘Do It Yourself’) activities. For the production of such products, considering social business organizations (Aarong, for instance) is apropos.

The way we are thinking on influencing human behavioural pattern would be silent societal peer pressure; undoubtedly, a positive one. We will try promoting our plan in the name of an ‘altruistic habit’ (which, in fact, is helpful for ranging from individual to mass level) to the university students, or directly youth per say, and the habit would gradually influence people’s mind. The social validation, despite not being a papered certification, would presumably keep the motivation of the people vibrant

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