Solid Waste Management in Africa: A Review
Ibrahim Adebayo Bello, Muhamad Norshafiq bin Ismail and Nassereldeen A Kabbashi*
Department of Biotechnology Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia Gombak, 50728, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nassereldeen A Kabbashi
Department of Biotechnology Engineering
International Islamic University Malaysia Gombak, 50728, Malaysia
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Received date: March 28, 2016; Accepted date: May 07, 2016; Published date: May 14, 2016
Citation: Bello IA, Ismail MNB, Kabbashi NA (2016) Solid Waste Management in Africa: A Review. Int J Waste Resour 6:216. doi: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000216
Copyright: © 2016 Bello IA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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.