They were given a brief introduction of the sources of waste generation and how in Sri Lanka solid waste is disposed of indiscriminately mostly by ‘dumping’ and undertaken without any proper procedures, causing a grave damage to the environment, and health of thousands of ordinary people. A comprehensive analysis and impact assessment of the use of plastic and other non-degradable waste was also communicated while awareness was enhanced among the participants on how to segregate solid waste based on different types.

In addition, the well-known 3 R concept which means REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE was introduced to the audience and the impact of applying such a practical approach to the day to day living was also discussed in great detail.Later the Takakura Composting method was introduced to the participants through a practical presentation and the participants had the chance of making the liquid culture required for the Takakura composting process. A step by step narration with practical demonstration helped the participants to get a better understanding about the Takakura compost making through a real life experience.

A team, led by Rev. Fr.Mahendra Gunatilleke, National Director Caritas Sri Lanka facilitated the entire programme.