A case study carried out in South Africa revealed that the country produces over sixty seven million cubic metres of waste annually, Gauteng province listed as one of the regions generating the highest volume (Ackerman 72). The good news is that despite the lump sum waste produced, a substantial fraction is recycled. Personally, I can attribute the merry news of recycling to the country’s exposure to western countries, which has allowed them advance technologically.
Recycling in Africa is very crucial. With such a process, we can achieve many objectives such as Job creation to the unemployed, energy saving, avoidance of global climate changes. This is because through recycling, the use of greenhouses helps reduce gas emission that maybe otherwise harmful. In addition to the mentioned importance, it is worth knowing that space for waste disposal is also saved. Furthermore, recycling spares the exploitation and misuse of natural resourced. Research does not only indicate, but also proofs that recycling is economical, and thus improves the economy of the people embracing it (Alez 47).
In essence, we can do many things with recycling in Africa. However, the primary objective that is achieved is that on environment conservancy.
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