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Approach To Recycle Concept
Cape Verde still only have rudimental waste management and treatment (dumping, burning and landfill deposit) as public and collective action. Individually Cape Verdean people since ever has the culture of “Reuse” (Ref. 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) under the idea and spirit of responding to challenges that requires one to have the ability to adapt and to improvise on the daily life (Ref. System D - in French, “Système D a shorthand term where the letter D refers back to either of the French nouns "débrouille", “débrouillardise” ; the verb “se débrouiller” means to make do, to manage, especially in an adverse situation; to do what it is possible with what is on hands at the moment). We don’t just throw away a thing after using, we try to find a way to reuse as/for something. For Example; car toys, plant pots made, food reservoir out of old food cans or water transporters out of plastic recipients of other products previously.
During the stay in France, the last Master’s Degree achieved was totally based on economical education oriented to Ecological and Sustainability approaches and concerns. The Master’s Degree was managed by a “Veine Verte” (Green Vein) personality. All the invited Professors were in the same thinking way teaching always with penchant to the Green (Ecological/Sustainable) subject from Economic History to Econometrics using variables representing the “Nature”, the “Ecosystem”, the “Energy”, “Carbon – CO²”, the “Pressure over resources” and so on related elements of understanding the scenario of awareness lived in actual times (Ecological Footprint - metric that measures how much nature we have and how much nature we use; it measures the ecological assets that a given population requires to produce the natural resources it consumes). It made of last year living in France a daily basis exchange, learn and understand the reality in which we shall care and carry sustainably for now and future generations.
Around 2010 the knowledge about the Millennium Development Goals was introduced through academic environment in the program related to sustainability in France. Then working in Cape Verde in 2012 at the Minister of Finances the direct contact with surveillant program of goals achievement as triggers to allow the country to have international aid for development. The SDGs came to “continue” the Millennium Development Goals deployed efforts. Knowing the first is automatically knowing the following one. The Millennium Development Goals were introduced in 2010 and economic world is always in touch with such type of programs due to the focus in Development. The most important thing to share the SDGs is that everybody shall be involved. We all live in society and only the sum of individual and collective action can bring success to the goals.
The relation between Academic background and core work deployed by Pantech. Services and Sustainability relationship explored on PhD found reality incorporated in the intermediator service offered by the position to be occupied at collaboration with Pantech. In the future, I will try to contribute to the understanding of recycling clearer by an easy approach. In fact, everyone knows the word “Recycle”, but most people don’t understand the details that how to recycle post-consumer waste, especially plastic scraps. To help see it in an angle revealing the contribution it brings to the sustainability reaching steps.
When back to Cape Verde in the future, the plan is to participate on the work to combine the use of alternative and renewable sources of energy (Sun, Wind, Volcanic and Ocean) with advanced recycling technologies. A tiny country like Cape Verde lacking various elements identified as necessary for development should take in hands the culture of “se débrouiller”, to make do, to do what it is possible with what is on hands of the specific resources available and make ad hoc and suitable sustainable and ecological development path.