A review of municipal solid waste data for harare, zimbabwe

T. Nhubu, Charles Mbohwa, E. Muzenda, B. Patel

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Abstract

Municipal solid waste (MSW) data sources in Harare metropolitan province show significantly varying data with regards to generation and composition. The sources of variations include data lumping; exclusion of MSW managed outside the formal system and remain uncollected, lack of a clear definition of what constitutes MSW within the Zimbabwean context as well as temporal variations. It is therefore important for waste generation and characterisation studies to be undertaken building upon the already existing datasets to ensure the accuracy and reliability needed for data credibility for use in MSW management planning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastes
Subtitle of host publicationSolutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019
EditorsCândida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Margarida Gonçalves, Ana Luísa Fernando
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages367-374
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780367257774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019 - Costa da Caparica, Portugal
Duration: Sep 4 2019Sep 6 2019

Publication series

NameWastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019

Conference

Conference5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCosta da Caparica
Period9/4/199/6/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Nhubu, T., Mbohwa, C., Muzenda, E., & Patel, B. (2020). A review of municipal solid waste data for harare, zimbabwe. In C. Vilarinho, F. Castro, M. Gonçalves, & A. L. Fernando (Eds.), Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019 (pp. 367-374). (Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429289798-58