Pilot Project Decentralized Solid Waste Management

July 22, 2019

On 27 January 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) to facilitate better solid waste management practices and policy in the autonomous island of Zanzibar. As part of the MoU, on 6 September 2017, a decentralized pilot project on waste management was launched 3 km from Stonetown, in Shaurimoyo, a low-income area in Zanzibar. Presently, all 626 households are giving segregated waste. By adopting a segregation-incentive model which is frugal and wealth-generating, this initiative is helping transform Zanzibar into a zero-landfill island.

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