Reducing and recycling waste in Zambian schools: an exploratory study

Namusonga, Suzana, and Carter, Margaret Anne (2020) Reducing and recycling waste in Zambian schools: an exploratory study. Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 46 (3). pp. 342-349.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website:


The perplexing problem of sustainable practices for proper waste disposal, across all levels of society, is frequently disregarded in developing countries. The paper presents the findings of an exploratory study of 94 participants (pupils and teachers) at a private school in Lusaka, Zambia on school-based waste management practices. The article begins with general background information on the current waste management practices in developing nations. Next, school recycling programs are introduced, with a specific reference to waste management in Zambia. An explanation of our exploratory case study on waste management at Mary Queen of Peace Girl's school in Lusaka Zambia follows. The contributions of the school community to recycling practices, achieved through a three-phase actioned research approach to education for sustainability, are detailed. Final results are reported highlighting the role of school culture transformation, radically changing from reliance on waste disposal toward practices of waste recycling.

Item ID: 66756
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1088-1697
Keywords: Awareness, Education for sustainability, Environmental friendliness, Health promotion, Recycling, Solid waste management
Copyright Information: © 2020 Widener University School of Civil Engineering. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 21:52
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy @ 70%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410499 Environmental management not elsewhere classified @ 30%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page