Recycling of Plastic Waste Material as an Income Generating Activity; the Case of Hananassif Ward in Kinondoni Municipal Council

Mwenda, Junne (2016) Recycling of Plastic Waste Material as an Income Generating Activity; the Case of Hananassif Ward in Kinondoni Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the recycling of plastic waste materials activity in relation to income generation in Kinondoni – Hananasif ward in Dar es Salaam Region. The study is applied among 100 respondents in Dar es Salam region using random and purposive sampling study used a standard questionnaire and interview for respondents to gather data. Various statistical techniques have been used for data analysis like table,graph and percentage. The study findings revealed that the volumes of waste being generated must be collected and disposed of, is requiring ever increasing funds to manage it and is creating increasing environmental concerns due to large landfill sites which are not properly operated and are causing major pollution. Any possible method of saving on the quantity of waste going to landfill must be implemented. Furthermore, the findings revealed that it has been shown that there are a number of interventions which can significantly improve recycling rates and create a number of additional employment opportunity in developing countries. It has also been shown that solutions need not be sophisticated or high-tech Decision-makers must deal with is finding an outlet for the recyclable materials collected. Identifying markets, securing agreements with material brokers and end-users and meeting buyer specifications are all part of this task. Recycling programs be designed with the flexibility of handling fluctuating markets and uncertain outlets for materials. Consequently, market analysis will be both a planning and on- going activity, as even the most successful recycling programs can be several affected by market oscillations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1670

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