What are the challenges in systematically collecting waste in cities?
Glad\'s HouseConsulting
In Magongo, Mombasa once our Community Cooker is operational we will be using ex-street youths to collect rubbish and operate the 'cooker'. They will be paid to collect rubbish. We will have commercial operations at the cooker, recycling, baking bread overnight, selling clean water etc.
Make it into a commercial operation and then it will work.
Aug 07, 2012

Elyon TrustAgriculture
The main challenges of Kenya where I live is the cartels that are already existing in the cities at garbage collection points, lack of engineered landfills for the address of all leacheate and lack of state laws that address the issue of garbage collection.
Aug 07, 2012

Eliot ChisangoIntern P.E.A.C.E Foundation
Often, there are issues to do with poor local government planning, and the incapacity of local government to service cities when it comes to waste management. I like Glad's House of using ex-street youth to collect rubbish, for by so doing you are not only addressing environmental issues, but tackling job creation, which is pivotal to Africa's development. My background in South Africa with the P.E.A.C.E Foundation is almost similar, but focuses on rural waste management and the use of donkey powered carts for waste collection. The overall objective is to create employment opportunities through setting up recycling buy back centres which are cooperatively run. Waste volumes are important for the success of the initiatives, and rural waste collection is largely neglected in Africa. Hence, our focus on the use of donkey drawn carts, specially made to collect waste, environmentally friendly and are made according animal health and safety regulations in South Africa.
Aug 08, 2012

Bizuneh YemiruGeneral Manager Nitsare Project Service Plc
Collection of wastes in cities is not a difficult job to handle. The only limitation is that the wastes generated in a single city or country may not be enough to be feasible to recycle leading to collection of wastes from different cities or nations. This has many challenges based on the rules and regulations of the specific country. For example, some nations like Ethiopia do not allow export of waste materials at all.
Aug 08, 2012
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