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A baseline scenario of municipal solid waste management

journal contribution
posted on 13.06.2019 by Patrick A. Bowan, Sam Kayaga, Julie Fisher
The baseline scenarios of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) activities that will expose the specific challenges militating against sustainable waste management in many developing countries, are not properly documented or not understood. This paper established a baseline scenario of municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in Ghana, through material flow analysis and understanding of MSW handling practices, using the Wa Municipality as a case study. The study was theoretically based on empirical observation and an exploratory design. The findings showed that sustainable waste management has remained elusive because MSWM in the case study area and Ghana in general, consist of some waste collection, transportation and open dumping, where the entire amount of waste is open dumped without pre-treatment. The sorting of waste at the generation sources, and the provision of adequate MSWM infrastructure, through an integrated solid waste management system can ensure sustainable waste management in the country.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management

Volume

26

Issue

4

Pages

438 - 457

Citation

BOWAN, P.A., KAYAGA, S. and FISHER, J., 2020. A baseline scenario of municipal solid waste management. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 26 (4), pp.438-457.

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers Ltd.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Inderscience

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal International Journal of Environment and Waste Management and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2020.110394.

Acceptance date

04/06/2019

Publication date

2020-04-30

ISSN

1478-9876

eISSN

1478-9868

Language

en

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