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Environmental Research Journal
Year: 2009 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 81-86
State and Management of Solid Wastes in Mali: Case Study of Bamako
Mamadou Samake , Zhonghua Tang , Win Hlaing and Jun Wang
Abstract: Bamako capital of Mali is the most densely populated and urbanized city of this developing country. Its annual growth rate of the population during the last decade was 3.7%. Bamako is also an administrative and commercial centre, providing many facilities that contribute to attract many people in the city. Thus, the amount of wastes, mainly municipal solid waste, generated is increasing rapidly in parallel with the increasing size of population. Bamako produced about 325,807 m3 in 2007 and this amount is supposed to increase crescendo each year. Municipal solid waste management, notwithstanding the great part of local government budget remains a sector with a large gap. The MSW is disposed in uncontrolled open discharge at the outskirt of the city or even stays in the city in the form of anarchic or illegal rubbish dumps. Moreover, there is no appropriate infrastructure for household wastes treatment. This study points out and evaluates the state of MSW management in Bamako. We summarize the policy and legislative framework; establish a link between rapid population growth and the increasing of MSW generation. Finally, the study gives some details about MSW collection system in Bamako.
How to cite this article:
Mamadou Samake, Zhonghua Tang, Win Hlaing and Jun Wang, 2009. State and Management of Solid Wastes in Mali: Case Study of Bamako. Environmental Research Journal, 3: 81-86.