Waste management: African capitals are still looking for the winning model - Jeune Afrique

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Faced with the explosion of volumes of garbage to be collected and treated, African capitals and their local and international private partners are struggling to build an integrated and efficient sector. A crucial subject for urban health.


Cleaning days one Saturday per month in Dakar, GPS monitoring of skips, bins and collection carts in Casablanca, replacement of the Akouédo landfill with a brand new treatment center in Kossihouen, on the outskirts of Abidjan. The major cities of the continent are multiplying actions to improve the management of their waste.

The problem is old, but, with the strong demographic boom and the resulting urbanization, it takes on a critical dimension, a veritable time bomb. If the volume of litter produced in sub-Saharan Africa is the lowest in the world (0,46 kg per inhabitant and per day, against 0,81 kg / inhabitant in North Africa), this figure should triple by 2050, according to a World Bank report published in 2018.

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