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Solid waste management strategies and practices that work: a developing country perspective

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Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a critical environmental management issue because of the ubiquity of solid waste in the human environment and its adverse environmental and health implications. These catalyse attempts to devise new and refine the existing SWM strategies and practices. This paper discusses strategies and practices that enabled Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania, to reverse its once deplorable SWM situation. The paper highlights both the reported SWM improvement and the evidence of the improvement. To systematically crystallise the merits and demerits of the case study improved SWM system, a SWOT analysis is also presented.

Keywords: SWM contractors, solid waste management, privatisation, PPPs, public-private partnerships, Tanzania, environmental management, SWM practices, SWM strategies

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