Unbalanced status and multidimensional influences of municipal solid waste management in Africa

Shi, Yu and Wang, Yao and Yue, Yang and Zhao, Jun and Maraseni, Tek and Qian, Guangren (2021) Unbalanced status and multidimensional influences of municipal solid waste management in Africa. Chemosphere, 281:130884. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0045-6535


Abstract

The overall status of MSW management in Africa is evaluated systematically, in sight of life cycle indicators such as MSW generation daily per capita, collection and treatment methods. The relations of life cycle indictors with driving factors, including economic level, geographical location, urbanization and solid waste legislation process, are discussed. The results present that the major indicators had obvious regional differences, which can divide Africa into three levels: North Africa and South Africa > West Africa and Central Africa > East Africa. Besides, the disposal methods in North Africa, South Africa and West Africa have evolved from simple open dumping to sanitary landfill, composting and recycle treatment, while opening dumping is still rampant in East Africa. With a combination tool of Principal Component Analysis and Multiple Linear Regression, it was identified that economic growth, urbanization and geographical location are the most critical factors influencing the unbalanced statue of MSW management in Africa. By cluster analysis, unbalance status of MSW management in African countries can be integrated into three grades of MSW management level: good, fair and poor.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 01:04
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Municipal solid waste management, Africa Unbalance Legal framework
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180699 Terrestrial systems and management not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130884
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42170

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