publication . Article . 2017

Resource Prospects of Municipal Solid Wastes Generatedin the Ga East Municipal Assembly of Ghana

Benedicta Abiti; Susanne Hartard; Heike B. Bradl; Davar Pishva; John Kojo Ahiakpa;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: Journal of Health and Pollution (issn: 2156-9614, eissn: 2156-9614, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pure Earth
Abstract
Background. Municipal solid wastes management has recently become an important public health concern. Municipal solid wastes are a major source of raw materials that could be used for resource recovery for diverse applications. Objectives. The present study aimed to determine the composition of municipal solid waste and recoverable resources from the waste of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Methods. An exploratory approach was used to collect pertinent data from the Abloradgei dumpsite in GEMA using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussion. A field characterization study was undertaken to segregate and est...
Subjects
free text keywords: waste flow analysis, sustainable waste management, municipal solid waste, circular economy, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Research, Waste management, Environmental engineering, Waste treatment, Raw material, Waste collection, Engineering, business.industry, business
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