In the context of globalization, Africa has been dealing with an increasing among of waste over the last decades, resulting to problems at every stage of the management chains, from collection to disposal and treatment. As results, degradation of the ecosystem and public health issues are observable in several areas/regions. Beside these systemic problems, a lot can be done where a part of the waste is produced, especially at the level of household. Raising awareness of communities and household on the necessity of adopt sustainable waste management practices can have a deep positive impact on the socio-ecological system.
transformAfrica seek to carry out a survey addressing the challenges and barriers that might contribute to hindering the widespread of sustainable waste management practices in Morocco and Senegal. The working group aim to analyze the opportunities for improving these practices addressing therefore some realistic recommendations to be formalized in a Guideline for sustainable waste management practices at the householder’s levels.
The Heinrich Boll Foundation in collaboration with the working group is producing a Guideline for sustainable waste management practices at the householder’s levels in cooperation with the SurfRider Foundation that will carry out a survey that will intend for an audience of citizens and decision makers such as local politicians and locally representatives. The survey is supposed to be the basis for the development of further awareness raising material on waste management for targeting the Moroccan and Senegalese public at a later stage.