The Implications of Waste Management on Sustainable Development in Rujeko B Suburb, Masvingo City, Zimbabwe

  • Andipaishe MUZIRI
  • Ashley CHALEKA
  • Emmanuel NHEDZI
  • Jemitias MAPIRA
Keywords: Waste Management, Sustainable Development, Rujeko B, Masvingo, Zimbabwe


This study explored the implications of waste management on sustainable development in Rujeko B suburbs. It found that poor waste management practices lead to environmental degradation, health risks, and negative economic implications. Improving waste management practices is therefore essential for the sustainable development of Rujeko B. Poor waste management leads to the accumulation of solid and liquid waste, which can contaminate water sources, pollute the air, and create breeding grounds for disease-carrying pests. This can lead to health risks for the local population, such as respiratory problems, as well as economic losses due to reduced tourism and agricultural production. Furthermore, it can also lead to a decrease in property values, as well as an increase in the costs of waste management. The long-term effects of poor waste management can be devastating, with potentially irreversible damage to the environment and the health of local communities. Improving waste management practices is therefore essential for the sustainable development of Rujeko B. This includes increasing awareness and education campaigns on proper waste disposal and recycling, encouraging waste minimization and reuse, and providing adequate waste disposal infrastructure and services. Additionally, governments should provide incentives to encourage private sector involvement in waste management initiatives. Furthermore, incentives should also be given to individuals and households for reducing their waste production and for participating in waste management initiatives. Finally, governments should implement measures to reduce the environmental and health impacts of poor waste management practices.


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MUZIRI, A., CHALEKA, A., NHEDZI, E., CHIPFUNDE, F., & MAPIRA, J. (2024). The Implications of Waste Management on Sustainable Development in Rujeko B Suburb, Masvingo City, Zimbabwe. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 4(1), 31-44. Retrieved from