Integrated waste management policy and legislation for African Nations, 2017

In our times, waste, and how to deal with it, has become synonymous with progress and a major policy and logistic headache for governments and citizens across the world. As the nations of the African region rise, the mountains of waste in their territory are also becoming bigger and bigger. Since the level of industrialization and urbanization is moderate to low in most countries in the region, which means certain kinds of hazardous chemical and metallic wastes are not produced in large quantities in these countries, an integrated approach to waste management will serve them well. This policy guide underlines the unique features of waste and its management in African countries, drawing parallels with other regions of the world, wherever necessary. It also provides a set of draft regulations on integrated waste management.