Ambitions for greening solid waste management: Perspectives from Urban(ising) Africa
African cities are vexed by the triple challenge of rapid population growth, urban expansion and poor waste management.
- The management of solid waste in urban areas is a challenge with wide-ranging implications for the sustainability and liveability ambitions of urban Africa.
- Adopting Green and circular economy frameworks has the potential to catalyse green growth and improve sustainability on a number of levels and at a number of scales in African cities.
- A continuum of solutions — including technology innovation and policy reform — is considered the best way forward to move towards more circular modes of production and consumption.