Community-based waste management initiative: Case study from Harare, Zimbabwe

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Title Community-based waste management initiative: Case study from Harare, Zimbabwe
Author Machamacha, Moven; Herat, Sunil; Mudzingwa, Mercy
Journal Name International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract Management of municipal solid waste remains a challenge for many countries south of African Sahara. This is attributed to inadequate local authority capacity to handle waste, rapid urbanisation, poor legislation and lack of public concern. Most of the waste generated is discarded into the surrounding environment causing significant health hazards. In Epworth, Zimbabwe a community-based group called CNM uses locally available equipment to collect and manage reusable material from the waste. This paper outlines how community based waste management groups offer solutions to waste management problems in developing countries and some of the challenges faced by them.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2011.039473
Volume 7
Issue Number 3
Page from 335
Page to 343
ISSN 1478-9876
Date Accessioned 2012-03-14; 2012-04-10T22:50:19Z
Date Available 2012-04-10T22:50:19Z
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44373
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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