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Solid waste management in Africa: A review

Bello, Ibrahim Adebayo and Ismail, Muhamad Norshafiq and Kabbashi, Nassereldeen Ahmed (2016) Solid waste management in Africa: A review. International Journal of Waste Resources, 6 (2). pp. 1-4. E-ISSN 2252-5211

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As a result of globalization, the quantity and generation rate of solid waste in Africa have increased tremendously and this calls for the need to salvage the situation before it gets out of hand. This article presents the review of solid waste trends in Africa from the pre-colonial era till the present day. It also discusses the composition of solid wastes, collection, transportation and disposal in different African countries. Different types of waste have been generated over the years but the management strategies implemented are inadequate. Waste management in African is faced with numerous challenges and recommendations for improved and efficient solid waste management have been proposed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4286/51492
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid waste management; Africa; Challenges; recommendations
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD511 Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nassereldeen Kabbashi
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 12:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51492

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