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Zanzibar Scraps and Environment Association

Zanzibar Scraps and Environment Association

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The year 2008 marked the start of a new initiative in the development of sustainable solid waste management in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Scrapes and Environment Association (ZASEA), a non-governmental organisation was officially registered on 19th March 2008 enabling it to conduct activities aims for the development of long-term sustainable solid waste management in Zanzibar. The Association focuses activities on collection and exporting the plastic scrapes education and environmental conservation. The association was formed as a result of rapidly increasing in plastic waste in Zanzibar and lack of management and proper disposal system.

The idea of formulating an association for Scrapes and Environment in Zanzibar triggered in response to a growing concern among the investors, researchers, government institutions and local residents of potential impacts of unregulated and uncontrolled solid waste such as plastics in Zanzibar city. The idea was also triggered because of lack of proper management, handling and co-ordination of solid waste management stakeholders and little community support to government effort on improving environmental conservation activities in Zanzibar area.