urban development

Pay as You Throw! A Solution to Sri Lanka’s Mounting Garbage Issue?

The Meethotamulla tragedy has opened the eyes of Sri Lankans to the dangers presented by solid waste mismanagement and dumping. Multifaceted proposals to address the immediate and long term issue of garbage disposal in Sri Lanka have been put forth. This article by Bilesha Weeraratne highlights the importance of household level responsibility in addressing the issue and suggests Pay as You Throw solutions to reduce the burden of solid waste disposal services and encourage recycling.

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Managing Wastewater in Sri Lanka: An Uncomfortable Reality

March 22 marks the World Water Day, with a focus on the management of wastewater. This article, by Athula Senaratne, discusses the social costs of failing to properly dispose wastewater and highlights the urgent need for an effective and efficient solution to the problem of wastewater in Sri Lanka.