Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Waste Management
- 31 Aug
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Poor waste management remains a challenge facing most local authorities in Zimbabwe. Most cities, towns and growth points are characterised by litter and illegal solid waste dumps on street corners. The magnitude of the problem calls for an integrated approach where everyone joins hands and takes corrective action to reverse this unpleasant situation.
Drivers to the waste management challenge
Rapid urbanisation leading to high population densities, sprouting illegal settlements, expansion of residential and industrial areas as well as changing consumption patterns have led to a dramatic increase in urban solid waste generation. Increased packaging of consumer goods has not only increased the quantities of waste but also the varieties of waste generated, further complicating the problem for urban local authorities.