MBS commemorates World Standards Day

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By Florence Mwale

The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) demands political will and action to reduce the human impact on the environment.

This comes as the bureau is set to join the rest of the world in commemorating the World Standards Day. Locally, the day will be commemorated under the theme: “Management of waste disposal in Malawi”.

World Standards Day is commemorated annually on October 14. The aim is to pay tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.

In a statement, MBS Director General Symon Mandala, the day will be commemorated under the theme: “management of waste disposal in Malawi”.

Internationally, it is being observed under the theme: “protecting the planet with standards”.

This theme recognises that standards have a greater role to play in providing guidance to reduce the impact of industrial production and it came about after noting the negative impact of human and large scale industrial activities on the environment.

To lessen this impact, Mandala sites political will, concrete action and the use of the right tools as some of the measures that can be implemented to reduce such negative impacts.

He points out one such tools as international standards which once adopted can improve energy efficiency and reduce the impact of industrial production.

The MBS reminds all stakeholders to follow the approved Malawi standards which provide guidelines for industries, households and medical institutions in proper waste management.

 

 

 

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