Dealing with waste not only pollutes the environment, but also the wildlife. The burning of plastic pollutes the air and people complain of respiratory problems and burning eyes. The plastic bags lying around are also often swallowed by animals, become entangled in the stomach and lead to the death of the animals. A local resident of Guabuliga initially said that people transformed his village into a “toxic wasteland”. Through monthly garbage collection campaigns, the installation of a hygiene committee, intensive education and the handing over of twelve large rubbish bins to the villagers, Guabuliga became a model municipality.