Designing a Sustainable Solid Waste Collection System in Morocco

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Designing a Sustainable Solid Waste Collection System in Morocco Introduction Solid waste management is a matter of great concern in most urban towns in developing countries around the world. The local authorities are responsible for managing municipal solid waste but are in most cases, they are unable to discharge their duties effectively because they lack the capacity to handle the complexities of the process in terms of the design and appropriate systems. Therefore, in the design of a sustainable solid waste collection system, the effectiveness and sustainability of the system must be kept in mind and addressed in the appropriate way which removes any arising issues(Norton et al., 2007). Over the years, there has been rapid increase in the volume and composition of solid waste and hazardous waste. This can be attributed to the huge economic growth, industrialization and urbanization which are becoming a huge problem for local and national governments in terms of ensuring that the solid waste collection system is effective and sustainable. The Moroccan government has also not been left out in this(Wagner, 2007). The United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, estimates that the total amount of municipal solid waste in 2006 reached about 2.02 billion tons which represents an annual increase of 7% since the year 2003(United Nations Environmental Programme, 2009). This data is similar to that which is in a report titled the Global Waste Management Market Report of

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