Problems of Solid Waste Management in Small and Medium Enterprises
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 50-66
Received: Feb. 6, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 3, 2015; Published: Mar. 9, 2015
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Alie Wube Dametew, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Research and technology Transfer Head, KIOT Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia
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Abstract
This study describes the problems of solid waste generation in small and medium scale enterprise. The analysis was conducted in Meserte Gabi metal and machine work enterprises using purposive sampling method with 16 sample sizes of this enterprise employer. Filed observation, unstructured interview, and questioners were instruments that use pre and post assessment tools for problems of solid waste management. The study explores the existing situation of the enterprises about solid waste management. The result shows that Solid waste issues were the major problems of Meserte Gabi metal and machine work enterprise. Findings show that waste prevention, recycling; collecting, and awareness, training and awareness are the major problems of the enterprises. After actions were done (conducting training, implementation of kaizen and capacity building) result predicts that, the impact of solid waste problem were changed and proper solid waste management systems were developed. The study highlights that it is essential that the government starts to recognize the mechanisms of supporting of enterprises in order to improve the overall solid waste management system in Dessise-Ethiopia. From the action obtained that conducting training, capacity building, resource utilization, and implementation of kaizen were mechanisms that developed solid management systems in the enterprises.
Keywords
Solid Waste, Reuse, Prevention, Kaizen, Waste Management
To cite this article
Alie Wube Dametew, Problems of Solid Waste Management in Small and Medium Enterprises, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 50-66. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20150302.14
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