The Methods Used by Non-Governmental Organization in Solid Waste Management: Are They Effective in Combating Waste in Zanzibar?

Fat-hiya Abdulla Said, Nurudeen Abdul-Rahaman, Rufai Olayemi Hafeez


The aim of this study is to evaluate the methods (composting, recycling and segregation) used by Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in solid waste management in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The qualitative methodology was used to analyzed data. Purposive and simple random sampling was applied to select the NGOs, respondents. Both primary and secondary data were used in this study. The questionnaire was established from related literature. An informal interview was also conducted with some members of Zanzibar municipal council office in order to situate and understand in detail the challenges facing solid waste management in Zanzibar. The descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The study found that the methods used by Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) especially recycling has a significant impact on solid waste management in Zanzibar.

Keywords:  composting, non-governmental organizations, recycling, segregation, solid waste management

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