Malé, Maldives – The beautiful island of R. Kinolhas has established a proper waste management system with the support of their Community Fund with waste sorting structures placed in 5 areas across the island to create a cleaner landscape for the islanders.
The waste collected from the bins and households are taken to a dedicated waste management area where they are sorted further and disposed as needed. BML informs that it was their privilege to support local resident Wafir Ahmed’s vision to create a clean and environment friendly surrounding for the islanders.
The project supported by the BML Community Fund is a step towards establishing a well-rounded waste management system that enables to sort, collect and clear waste generated in public spaces.
While this project was submitted by island resident Wafir Ahmed, R. Kinolhas Council had already been managing household waste daily. However, managing the waste generated in public spaces, including the harbour, was a challenging task due to the lack of recycle bins in these spaces for a proper system for sorting waste.
The project tackled this challenge by placing the bins in five areas of the island. The bins are marked by types of waste making it easier to sort, creating a sustainable difference. The waste collected from the bins and households are then taken to a dedicated waste management area where they are further sorted and disposed as needed.
Community Fund is a program to empower individuals and NGOs to contribute to their communities through sustainable projects. The bank has currently opened application for proposal for the first phase of Community Fund until March 6th 2021