Sustainable Development Policy: A Participatory Approach to Increase Students’ Awareness of Solid Waste Management
Keywords:New public management, Sustainable development goals, Solid waste management, Sustainable supply chain management, ; Citizen-enabled strategy, The British University in Egypt
Sustainability entails a development that meets the present generation’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Commission, 1987). Hence, new public management practices need to be restored sustainably to fulfill the social contract theory by protecting citizens’ happiness, security, and development. Sustainable development goals (SDGs) in this direction mobilize many specialized fields, including public administration in its new form. New public management (NPM) practices are the art of maximizing value from natural resources and human capital. In designing organizations for such a citizen-enabled strategy within NPM in a sustainable perspective, policymakers must identify stakeholders, commitment of the initiators, and the innovation pattern in introducing this policy to the environment (Kairouz, 2016). This research paper introduces an attempt to set a sustainable development policy to maintain solid waste management (SWM) from administrative and a citizen-oriented reform policy orientation. In Egypt, SWM is a persistent issue reflecting on the environment; hence, social and health problems must be properly managed through developmental policies to contribute to the country’s welfare. The policy instrument of NPM in SDGs entails both municipal waste management and the rationalization of fossil fuel subsidies. The research conducted a pilot study of three months using sustainable supply chain management practices as a tool for managing solid wastes in universities where wastes are considered a product, which requires management throughout this chain to maximize efficiency and sustain the environment. The business model includes suppliers of the waste, including any firm that supplies the university with material for the ongoing study period. It also includes any individual bringing goods of usage in the campus that turn into waste. The referential analysis technique is used to draw a generalization of conclusions depending on the logic found in areas of secondary sources in early studies.
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