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Municipal Solid Waste Management Practices for Achieving Green Architecture Concepts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Department of Architecture, School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU), Adama P.O. Box 1888, Ethiopia
Academic Editor: Manoj Gupta
Received: 26 May 2021 / Revised: 19 June 2021 / Accepted: 6 July 2021 / Published: 11 July 2021
Solid waste is one of the social and environmental challenges that urban areas are facing. The study assesses the state of solid waste in Addis Ababa during 2016–2020 to provide implications for achieving green architecture concepts through better management of solid waste and its economic contribution. The study uses secondary and primary data. Quantitative and qualitative data are analyzed through descriptive statistics and context analysis, respectively. The result reveals that most solid waste is generated from households, followed by commercial centers, street sweeping, industries/factories, hotels, and hospitals, respectively. From 2016 to 2020, an average of 80.28% of solid waste is collected, whereas 19.72% of the waste is not collected. There are little or no efforts made to segregate solid waste at the source. The generated waste is disposed of in the Reppi open landfill. Together with Ethiopian electric power (EEP) and the City Government of Addis Ababa, waste has been converted to energy since 2019. The study suggests minimizing waste from its source by reducing generation, composting, reusing, recycling, waste-to-energy strategy, and well-designed buildings to achieve the concept of green architecture in Addis Ababa through better solid waste management. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy; environmental impact; households; landfill; municipal solid waste energy; environmental impact; households; landfill; municipal solid waste
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Gelan, E. Municipal Solid Waste Management Practices for Achieving Green Architecture Concepts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Technologies 2021, 9, 48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/technologies9030048

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Gelan E. Municipal Solid Waste Management Practices for Achieving Green Architecture Concepts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Technologies. 2021; 9(3):48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/technologies9030048

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Gelan, Eshetu. 2021. "Municipal Solid Waste Management Practices for Achieving Green Architecture Concepts in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia" Technologies 9, no. 3: 48. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/technologies9030048

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