Management of Solid Waste Stream in Karatina University Main Campus

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The production of solid waste is an inevitable consequence of human activity. Solid waste production and management emit pollutants that contribute to climate change as well as impact public and ecological heath. It affects the environment through emissions to the air, land, and water resulting from its production and management. A lack of proper waste management leads to waste accumulation, which attracts disease vectors, can clog drains, and create habitats for mosquitoes. Open burning of waste (or incineration without proper controls) emits a number of toxic substances, which directly harm people. Karatina university over years have grown from being Moi university central Kenya campus having succeeded a tea training institute to Karatina university college a constituent of Moi university in 2007 to the current Karatina university fully chartered in 2010. Over the years there has been increase in the students’ total population as well as the teaching and non-teaching staff. With this there has been increase in solid waste production around the campuses with little construction of waste management facilities to cater for the increasing population.


Maxwell Memusi


Maxwell Memusi, BSC: Studied Environmental Science at Karatina University. Senior Occupational Safety and Health Officer at the Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services, Nairobi.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


solid waste, Environment, Solid waste Stream

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