Burkina Faso: The management of waste plastics is considered the greatest priority for Burkina Faso.
The management of waste plastics is considered the greatest priority for Burkina Faso. Despite public awareness of the environmental risks of waste generation, there are currently no specific regulations on the sustainable management of waste plastics. Proposed legislation aiming to ban the use of plastic bags is unpopular. Although regulations on municipal solid waste exist, there is a lack of technology needed for waste collection and recycling and there is a need for engaging in public-private partnerships as well as for public education on the benefits of waste segregation. With regard to industrial, hazardous and e-waste, public awareness, coordination and collaboration among stakeholders, and specific legislation and regulations are limited or absent. Capacity building and technical support is required to develop and implement an integrated solid waste management strategy in Burkina Faso, and foster new opportunities for the private sector to recover and valorise waste.