Factors Influencing Solid Waste Generation and Composition in Urban Areas of Tanzania: The Case of Dar-es-Salaam
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages: 172-178
Received: Jul. 6, 2014; Accepted: Jul. 12, 2014; Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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Jonas Petro Senzige, School of Computational and Communication Science and Engineering - The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha Tanzania
Yaw Nkansah-Gyeke, School of Computational and Communication Science and Engineering - The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha Tanzania
Daniel Oluwole Makinde, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X2, Saldanha 7395, South Africa
Karoli Nicolas Njau, School of Materials, Energy, Water and Environmental Science, The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha Tanzania
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Abstract
Solid waste characterisation study was carried in Dar-es-Salaam to quantify the waste generation rates and composition. By studying solid waste generation trends for three socioeconomic statuses, it was found that the solid pa capita generation rate decreases with decreasing socioeconomic status. Solid waste compositions also exhibited variations due to socioeconomic status. It was also found that solid waste generation and population and GDP growth are positively correlated. Furthermore, a comparison of the results with data from previous studies and data from other urban centres in East Africa indicated that solid waste composition in Dar-es-Salaam has been changing over time. This article presents the findings and elucidates factors influencing solid waste generation and composition.
Keywords
Population Growth, GDP Growth, Solid Waste Generation and Composition, Socioeconomic Status, Dar-es-Salaam
To cite this article
Jonas Petro Senzige, Yaw Nkansah-Gyeke, Daniel Oluwole Makinde, Karoli Nicolas Njau, Factors Influencing Solid Waste Generation and Composition in Urban Areas of Tanzania: The Case of Dar-es-Salaam, American Journal of Environmental Protection. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 172-178. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.20140304.11
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