Opportunities and limitations for source separation of waste generated in Harare

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

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Abstract

Source separation of municipal solid waste (MSW) is an integral part of sustainable and integrated MSW management. In Zimbabwe, the national solid waste management plan of 2014 provide for source separation under goal 2 and public education for awareness raising on the importance of source separation under goal 7. This provides the necessary commitment and necessity for source separation at national level. This study reviewed the available opportunities and limitations for MSW source separation in Harare. Such opportunities for source separation that exists include the availability of a national plan, MSW composition which eases source separation of organics to either anaerobic digestion or composting, recyclables and non-recyclables of a low heating value amenable to incineration with energy recovery. However, limitations with regards to enabling legislation, municipal capacity to spearhead source separation in light of their failure to provide MSW receptacles to over 75% of households, equipment and technical expertise exist.

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
Pages537-542
Number of pages6
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). Opportunities and limitations for source separation of waste generated in Harare. 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. 537-542). (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/10.1201/9780429289798-85