Legal aspects of waste management and the role of the consumer in environmental management in Tanzania.

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University of Dar es Salaam
Waste management in recent years has become one of the most disturbing problems in the world. It is sad to accept the fact that the development of technology used for the benefit of human beings has brought with it the destruction of the very existence of the human environment. Technology has resulted in the change in production and consumption patterns of human beings. Today waste generation has increased in quantity and has changed in quality. Waste dumped into the environment has led to its degradation. Nevertheless, efforts are being made to combat the problem of waste and its disposal. In this work we will look at the legal aspects of managing waste in Tanzania by taking the City of Dar es salaam as our case study. We will look at whether there is adequate legislation addressing the problem of waste and the environment as a whole, if these legislation are enforced and whether there is a gap or deficiencies between the law and practice on waste management. On the other hand we will look at ways of reducing waste by source reduction, recycling and reusing. We will discuss the involvement of the public by educating and making them aware of their role in waste management. Chapter One will consist of the background, literature review, methodology and hypotheses of the work. In chapter two we will discuss the waste dilemma facing the world as a whole and the city of Dar es salaam in particular. We will discuss the consumption patterns and consumer protection in relation to environmental degradation. It will cover the current waste disposal methods and the practice of waste collection in Dar es Salaam: Since we have adopted a comparative view, the chapter will also cover the experiences of other countries on the problem of waste and some measures taken by these countries to protect their environment against waste. In chapter three we will discuss the legal aspects of waste collection and management by looking at the relevant legislation on waste and environment management and the remedies available in case of degradation or in protecting the environment. In chapter four we will discuss some principles and methods of waste reduction by proposing different methods of managing waste mainly by source reduction, recycling, composting and by public education and the regulatory principles necessary for their effectiveness. Our recommendations will be in the last chapter.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF HC79.E5T34A2)
Environmental policy, Environmental law, Tanzania
Aboud-Mbughuni, H. (1999). Legal aspects of waste management and the role of the consumer in environmental management in Tanzania. Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.