Sustainable Development Policy: A Participatory Approach to Increase Students’ Awareness of Solid Waste Management

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Winter 10-1-2021


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.


  • Younis, Zeinab and Ola mamdouh. Sustainable Development Policy: A Participatory Approach to Increase Students’ Awareness of Solid Waste Management. The European Journal of Sustainable Development V10N3, June 2021.http://www.ojs.ecsdev.org
  • Vol.10 -the issue is Number 3 of the journal