Waste Management Personal Statement

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Personal statement
As a native from West Africa and growing to see waste in the street, in the canal or dumped in the nearest open space, seemed to be normal. Since I have been in contact with the waste recycling industry in 2010 in UK, I have a burning desire to constantly increase my knowledge and skills in this field.
After observation, this situation rise a whole load of question to me: what is waste management? How come in Senegal we are not getting the value out of waste? How many job can be created? What regulation should be in place? What suitable technology can we use? Is there a better way to dispose of our waste?
To find answer to this questions, I enrolled in a HNC waste and resource management at the University of Northampton,
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Furthermore the skills gains from the program will improve my academic profile and give me practical information that can shared with a wider audience (education).
Thanking you in advance for taking time to consider my application. I am looking forward to receive your feedback for further development. Comparison of Waste Management Systems in high and low-income country cities (showcasing min. 2 cities)
INTRODUCTION
With world ever growing population and rapid urbanisation, waste volume become a major issue, based on the UN, by 2025 world population will increase by 20%. As by-product of human activities and according to waste management world (WMW), waste volume is related to the population growth first of all and second to the GDP/c (gross domestic product per capita), which represent the consumption capacity. This situation reflect on the waste composition which have greatly varied over time due to technology development creating new waste stream like waste electric and electronic equipment
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in 2012/2013 the annual household waste volume produce by the district was estimated to 48 031T per annum with a recycling rate of 26%. In the same period 45 726T send to landfill5 and the waste management cost and service for Warwick district was estimated to £2.2 million.
Dakar, capital of Senegal located in the sub-Saharan Africa cover 79 sq km with a population estimated to 1,081,222 in 20136. In the PEPJM report publish in 2011 the volume of waste produce in the city is estimated to 197,000T per annum. Due to a limited waste management, statistic are not always available to measure the recycling rate and waste volume per district send to landfill.
Despite bearing minor similarity, the difference between waste management in Warwick and Dakar are significant. The comparison will focus on the legislation, how the industry in funded, the collection, treatment and disposable of waste.
While both city Warwick and Dakar consider waste a product of human activity that need to be managed, the resource and experience they have create a significant difference in. collection treatment and disposal of

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