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    Meenaxhi DODLA BHEMAH

    Description of problem:
    Mauritius has a lot of human resources in chemical engineering and unfortunately, knowledge is not being used for common good and be used by the population. Despite that the government know that petroleum is not an infinite resource ad have agreed to meet sustainable goals, it is not putting laws so that people can become environmental conscious. Punishment by law is not the solution. The Government could have informed the residents and non-residents that all green and food waste will no more be collected. The ability to convert green waste / food waste into cooking fuel is not being exploited. On the other hand, countries like Israel has already devised a stove which is linked with a compost box and is exporting it world wide under the name of “Home Biogas” so that people can have free cooking fuel. Another barrier is that protecting companies like Shell and Total is not a sustainable solution. Lobbying is not the solution. It is just a lack of innovation to create new products to allow employees to keep their job. Not having a creative mind does not allow people at Strategic level create environmental friendly jobs.

    Potential solution:-
    Exactly like many residents or citizens have a sink for human waste in their garden, another sink will have to be done for food waste and connect it to a Cooking stove.
    The decrease of use of kerosene can happen only this way.

    – Reducing the cost of cooking fuel for the population
    – Reducing environmental deterioration by less exploiting natural resources and less pollution.

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