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.
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Author Name: Hashim Sabo Bello, Mujitaba Haruna
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Keywords: Environmental, Management, Strategy, Sustainability, Waste