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Waste disposal in third world countries - the Botswana experience

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:08 authored by John P.D. Phatshwe
This paper looks at existing internationally accepted waste disposal methods, what is happening in the third world, and how these countries try to cope with the available technologies. It goes on to identify problem areas, the potential impacts to the environment with particular reference to Agenda 21 on Sustainable Development of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The paper critically looks at the situation in Botswana and assesses areas of success and goes on to see whether or not that could be duplicated in other countries. Where there are failures the paper also looks at how this could be avoided in future, especially if the systems used are to be adopted by another country. The paper concludes by giving suggestions and recommendations which are believed to be practicable in many developing countries.



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PHATSHWE, J.P.D., 2001. Waste disposal in third world countries - the Botswana experience. IN: Scott, R. (ed). People and systems for water, sanitation and health: Proceedings of the 27th WEDC International Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 20-24 August 2001, pp. 227-230.


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