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Baabereyir, A. (2009), “Urban Environmental Problems in Ghana: A case study of social environmental injustice in solid waste management in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi”, Doctorate of Philosophy Thesis, University of Nottingham.
Baabereyir, A. (2009), “Urban environmental problems in Ghana: A case study of social environmental injustice in solid waste management in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi”, Doctorate of Philosophy Thesis, University of Nottingham.
Waste products arise from our ways of life and it is generated at every stage of the process of production and development. It spans all stages of human activities, from manufacturing to consumption. The purposes of this thesis were to identify the solid waste management practices in KMA. This research is exploratory research. A sample size of 200 was used out of a total population of the study was 350. Questionnaire was the main data collection instrument used for the study. Quantitative data analysis technique (such as mean, percentages, frequencies and standard deviation) and qualitative data analysis technique (such as content analysis) were used to analyse the collected data. It was found out that all the seven solid waste management practices identified and tested, only two; waste generation practices, and transfer and transport practices were moderately done well. This means that the rest: onsite handling, collection, sorting, disposal, and energy generation practices are not been done appropriately. Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that, the management of KMA should adopt appropriate waste management practices such as conversion of waste into energy.
“Solid Waste Management in Sri Lanka: Highlights, Suggestions and Solutions”,Seminar Organized by the Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of the Science (SLAAS) on 21st of November 2017 at SLASS Auditorium, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07.
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In every aspect of human life, several unwanted materials are generated and these materials are discarded simply because they are considered waste. Waste is a serious problem in developing countries where generation of waste per unit of output is much higher than that in the developed countries because of inefficiency in manufacturing processes, bad design, and ultimately, bad decision-making. The purposes of this paper were to identify the challenges facing solid waste management in Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and its effects on solid waste management practices. This research is both exploratory and causal. Out of a total population of 350 a sample size of 200 was used. Self-Administered Questionnaire instrument was used to collection data for the study. Quantitative data analysis technique (such as mean, percentages, frequencies and standard deviation) and qualitative data analysis technique (such as content analysis) were used to analyse the collected data. It was found out that, all the challenges facing solid waste management practices only institutional arrangement and adequate solid waste management laws were found not to be major challenges. The rest are all major challenges facing solid waste management practices in the KMA. On the effects, seemingly, the effect of the challenges to waste management practices leads to inefficiency in the solid waste management practices. The correlation coefficient between them is 0.51 and correlation of determination is 0.26 0r 26% meaning the higher the challenges, the higher the inefficiency in the waste management system. However, this relationship seems moderate since 74% of the inefficiencies are accounted for by other factors than those identified in this study. Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that, the management must put measures in place to overcome the challenges facing solid waste management practices.
In this regard, Municipal SolidWaste Management (MSWM) environmental audit has been carried out forBangalore city through the collection of secondary data from governmentagencies, and interviews with stakeholders and field surveys.
The MSWM audit that wascarried out functional-element-wise in selected wards to understand theefficacy and shortfalls, if any, is discussed in this paper.
Keywords : solid waste; environmental auditing; functional elements;composting; landfill sites; municipal solid waste management; MSWM.
The outcome of the research was in two categories, namely the viability of the company and employment generation for the youth in the Sunyani municipality in Ghana. The study has pointed out the major contribution of zoomlion toward effective management of solid waste in the region. This book portrays how a good relationship between management of a company and workers lead greater output in an efficient way. The company has positively contributed to the management of solid waste in the Sunyani municipality. But the company has still got a lot of tasks to perform before achieving its target by 2015 such as the establishment of a waste management training institution and creation of branches in other parts of the world. The research shows that, solid waste management in the community is improving in a very gradual process. Finally,the findings showed that the company has generated a lot of employment opportunities for the people especially the youth in the community. This has reduced the unemployment rate in the community. Workers of the company can now meet their daily bread requirement and improve their livelihoods as a result of the establishment of Zoomlion in the community.