Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2015)
Environmental strategy and management in the speed of change: Sharing the relevance of recycling approach for African societies
Author(s): Hashim Sabo Bello, Mujitaba Haruna
Abstract: In Africa, waste is seen as a problem rather than a business, unlike their counterparts in other continent the like of Europe, Asia, and the rest, where there is a laid down structure to curb, manage and recycle such waste either solid or not, scrap metals are taken for impound where it would be crushed and melted to produce new products which will contribute to their Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and in turn leads to an increase in their revenue generation and also increase employment opportunities in those countries. Since waste has both pollution and resource potentials, there is need for African governments to properly monitor recycling practice and as well curb the way waste is being disposed indiscriminately through the establishment and sustenance of adequate waste management system. The study suggest that there is need for African countries to explore this economic opportunity to increase their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by utilizing this sector to enhance and reduce unemployment that is bedeviling our labour force and to live in clean and healthy environment. The study finally highlighted some strategies and approaches to be employed by African business firms/governments for effective waste management system to help overcome the dwindling recycling management.