Process for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Tuti Island, Sudan, during Nile Flood Season; Comparison with International Standards Khogali Hind1

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Tuti Island is at the confluence of the White and Blue Niles and lies at the center of Greater Khartoum. The solid waste volume from houses is estimated at 20 tons, which has a significant impact on human health, the environment, and climate change.

This study aims to investigate the process of solid waste management on Tuti Island. Solid waste includes food remains, construction debris, wood, scrap iron, discarded furniture, and collecting and reusing flood and rainwater International standards state that the solid waste disposal process passes through specific stages.

This study adopts a scientific methodology to analyze the current scenario of measuring the types and quantities of solid waste and find appropriate methods for its collection, transportation, classification, treatment, recycling, reduction, and reuse. The study additionally uses questionnaires for the identification of issues, the types of solid waste, and proposed solutions.

The results demonstrated that 37% of the respondents agreed that solid waste management is addressed it means there’s a process, 45% agreed that they should pay for this service, and 75% agreed that one solution for waste management could be to increase people's awareness. It was proposed to continue this project by supporting people, demanding legislation from the government represented by the Ministry of Environment and policies that support the recycling process.

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