IMPROVING THE ATTITUDE AND REACTION TOWARDS MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN MOZAMBIQUE
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AMAD H. A. GANI, OLAIDE M. ADEROJU, ANTÓNIO G. DIAS, ANTÓNIO A. R. MONJANE
The understanding of a sustainable municipal solid waste (MSW) management plan requires proper education and awareness by all the stakeholders. Uncoordinated disposal pattern of MSW, nonchalant attitude of the authorities and stakeholders, weak legislation and policies among others have contributed to the increasing human health risk, greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the degradation of the environment at large. Currently, Mozambique is faced with the problems of indiscriminate dumpsites in most of its major cities. Hence, this study aims at enlightening the stakeholders on their roles towards a sustainable MSW management through an education and outreach model. The methodology employed in this study was an integrated concept with four main components, which includes principal actors, routes, procedures, and people. However, in conclusion, the integration of this conceptual model into the existing MSW management framework in Mozambique is likely to promote environmental consciousness amongst the people. Furthermore, aesthetic, pollution-free, as well as a sustainable environment is assured.
education, environment, management, MSW, outreach, sustainability