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A Toxics-Free Future

Waste Management in Senegal

The waste management issue in Senegal: outlining solutions to the waste incineration in Thies.

Thies is the third largest region of Senegal and currently collects 50 tons of waste a day and dumps it in a former quarry. The dump regularly releases smoke that can be perceived 2 km away. ADEC characterized and assessed the current waste management situation and proposed a local waste management strategy to minimize POPs formation. The plan involves policy proposals on household containers, selection of wastes and waste dumping. Implementation proposals include the use of regulation, economic instruments and awareness-raising. Field studies and extensive interviews were used to develop the proposal, and the results were disseminated regionally and nationally.

Outputs:
Field studies of waste management handling
Interviews with government stakeholders, residents and experts
Policy report: The waste management issue in Senegal: outlining solutions to the waste incineration in Thies
Dissemination of the results regionally and nationally

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Association pour la Défense de l'Environnement et des Consommateurs (ADEC)