|Outreach N° 94 - Waste - Part 4: What to do about Hazardous Waste (OUTREACH - UNEP - WWF, 34 p.)|
Issue 94: Waste part 4 - what to do about hazardous waste
This pack, the fourth in a series of five OUTREACH packs that covers waste and recycling, focuses on hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is defined, and there are materials aimed at increasing awareness of how people and other living things are exposed to hazardous waste. Part of the pack explores the issue of the hazardous waste dumping in Third World countries. Practical suggestions are included that encourage the use of safer alternatives to toxic materials in order to reduce hazardous wastes.
Other packs in the waste and recycling series include three more general packs and one Learning-By-Doing leaflet pack:
91: Global problems, local solutions;
92: Conserving natural resources;
95: Learning-By-Doing leaflets on waste and recycling.
At the beginning of each segment there are suggestions as to how the material might be used by multipliers. Here are some general suggestions:
* Community workers running campaigns against hazardous waste might get inspiration (page 23) and a few practical tips from this pack (pages 8-9; pages 14-20 and pages 21-23).
* NGO Representatives might use pages 18-19 and pages 21-23 to form the basis of a leaflet or meeting for household members warning them of the dangers of various household 'toxics', and ways to avoid their use.
* Newspaper editors might insert junk trap and odd one out in a children's page on hazardous materials and the dangers of waste.
* Public health officials might spread the messages contained in pages 17-18 and 21-23 to health workers in the field.
* Newspaper/radio reporters covering local stories of toxic waste dumping, might use the pack for background information.