To combat plastic pollution and fabricate recycling in Pakistan, the UK government’s campaign could raise millions of pounds charity to build Pakistan’s slums and creating recycling hubs.
The British NGO Tearfund is functioning in the country to get better collection and dumping of waste. Keeping in line the Department for International Development has agreed to compete each donation given to the NGO, up to £2 milion.
In Pakistan nearly a third of people live underneath the poverty line and garbage is one of their biggest challenges. Uncollected waste builds up in rivers causes flooding, which can lead to diarrhea and infectious diseases.
The substitute method of waste disposal is to burn it in the streets, which poses a health threat and contributes to climate change.
Ashraf Mall, Tearfund’s representative for Pakistan, said: “Pakistan produces more than 20m tones of rubbish each year. The funding from the UK government will allow us to transform the daily lives of people living in hazard areas.”
Penny Mordaunt, UK’s international development secretary said: “Tearfund’s will play a very important role in serving communities across Pakistan recycle plastic waste, stopping it from the country.”
The recycling hubs will not only perk up the health of generations of people, but will also create jobs and prosperity while reducing destructive plastic waste and pollution.