No recycling is practiced in Somaliland and Somalia

Only 23% of the population has access to sanitation facilities with access rates of 52% in urban centers and only 6% in rural areas (World Development Indicators 2010). In Somaliland and Somalia there is no recycling system and the waste management system is very poor. All garbage and rubbish collected from major cities and towns are dumped in large holes dug which locates several kilometers away from the towns. These system has not separation process of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and all are dumped in one place which is not environment friendly.

Sweden a global leader in waste management and it is where we got the inspiration of this innovation

In Sweden more than 99 per cent of all household waste is recycled in one way or another. This means that the country has gone through something of a recycling revolution in the last decades, considering that only 38 per cent of household waste was recycled in 1975 (see chart).

Today, recycling stations are as a rule no more than 300 metres from any residential area. Most Swedes separate all recyclable waste in their homes and deposit it in special containers in their block of flats or drop it off at a recycling station. Few other nations deposit less in rubbish dumps.


Facts about waste in Sweden

¥ In 2015 nearly 2.3 million tonnes of household waste was turned into energy through burning.
¥ The same year Sweden imported more than 1.3 million tonnes of waste from, among others, Norway, the UK and Ireland.
¥ Sweden has been burning waste for a long time – the first incineration plant was set up in 1904. Today there are 32 plants.
Heavy metal emissions have been reduced by 99 per cent since 1985, even though Sweden incinerates three times more waste today.

Click this link if you want to get more information about the Swedish waste management