2016 Solid Waste Management in Africa: A Review.

aAs a result of globalization, the quantity and generation rate of solid waste in Africa have increased tremendously. This article reviews solid waste trends in Africa from the pre-colonial era till the present day. It also discusses the composition of solid wastes, collection, transportation and disposal in different African countries. Different types of waste have been generated over the years, but the management strategies implemented are inadequate. This article concludes by proposing a variety of approaches to overcome the many challenges.