Plastic Waste Management in Rwanda – Field Visit Report

At a Glance

Publication Date September 2023
Format pdf
Country Rwanda
Thematic Areas Waste, GHGI

Overall, waste generated by households and commercial entities is collected and disposed of at the Nduba landfill site without going through any segregation. Among the wastes compiled at the Nduba landfill, 70% are organic wastes, approximately 13% are non-recyclable, 5% are
plastic (including plastic bottles), around 5% are cartons, 1% are metals, 1% are electronic wastes, and the rest 1% are hazardous wastes. Plastic wastes contain plates, straws, stirrers, balloons, and sticks for balloons, food containers, cups for beverages, beverage containers, packets and wrappers, wet wipes, and sanitary items.

This report will present the current status of plastic waste generation and municipal solid waste in Kigali City in general, as well as waste collection, transport, treatment, and disposal. The chapter will also introduce the enabling environment for waste management in Rwanda