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Towards A Sustainable Waste Urban Management: The Maputo City Council And Its Urban Dwellers

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030901

Volume

67

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

472.65 kb

Author(s)

M.G.M. de Araújo & I.M. Raimundo

Abstract

Towards a sustainable waste urban management: The Maputo City Council and its urban dwellers M. G. M. de Araujo and I . M. Raimundo Department of Geography-Faculty of Arts Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique Abstract This paper will discuss various processes used in urban and surrounding areas to manage urban waste in the city of Maputo, the capital of the Republic of Mozambique, Southern Afiica. Mozambican scholars have argued that waste management (garbage and sewage disposal) in developing countries it is a matter of development itself and, so has been considered as a matter of social, political and economic development. In general, waste management in the city of Maputo is significant for this study for three major reasons: i) Waste is both a way of survival and a public health. In this context, two things have to be considered about the waste management toward these two variables (poverty and disease spread that work together) and mismanagement; ii) Waste management in the city of M

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