It is important for local authorities to move to a circular economy to reduce waste going to landfills, says Namibia Green Towns facilitator Lydia Kandetu Kazapua. Kazapua explained that many local authorities pay between N$ 900 and N$ 1 400 for refuse bins plus other costs such as fuel for rubbish trucks and labour to have their waste dumped, in the process polluting their own environment.Pointing out that waste management can lead to green jobs that are environmentally friendly and which do not require qualifications, she explained that about 40 to 60 per cent of household waste is food waste and such waste can be compost and used to fertilise the soil for horticulture purposes.