Challenges and Prospects of Solid Waste Management in Ghana
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 96-102
Received: Apr. 25, 2017; Accepted: May 16, 2017; Published: Jul. 6, 2017
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Thomas Samwine, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Peng Wu, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China; Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology and Material of Water Treatment, Suzhou, China
Lezhong Xu, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China; Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology and Material of Water Treatment, Suzhou, China
Yaoliang Shen, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China; Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology and Material of Water Treatment, Suzhou, China
Emmanuel Appiah, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
Wang Yaoqi, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou, China
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Abstract
Urbanization is on the rise in Africa and this trend is expected to continue in the future. Of concern is that the infrastructure and land use planning including for waste management is not coping with the growth of urban areas (around 3.5% annually, highest in the world). This is particularly urgent in the slum areas which constitute a big part of many of the cities and towns in Africa. Environmental sanitation and waste management is aimed at developing and maintaining a clean, safe, and pleasant physical and natural environment in all human settlements, to promote the socio-cultural, economic and physical well-being of all sections of the population. Waste management comprises a number of complimentary activities, the provision and maintenance of sanitary facilities, the provision of services, public education, regulation and legislation supported by clearly mandated institutions, adequate funding, research and development. This paper seeks to focus the challenges and prospects of solid waste management and the legal or policy arrangements available to ensure environmental sustainability.
Keywords
Solid Waste, Waste Management, Policy Framework, District Assembly, Ghana’s Waste Management, Land Fill
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Thomas Samwine, Peng Wu, Lezhong Xu, Yaoliang Shen, Emmanuel Appiah, Wang Yaoqi, Challenges and Prospects of Solid Waste Management in Ghana, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 96-102. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20170504.11
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