Waste management and recycling – Menschenfreude e.V. and Hündgen Entsorgung cooperate in Senegal


Throwing garbage into trash cans, which are then picked up by the garbage collection service and the garbage is processed further - a matter of course in Germany, a distant goal in Senegal.
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There, the garbage ends up on the street in front of the house or, in some parts, on a specially designated field. Some of the garbage is simply burned in open areas, some is collected by a makeshift garbage collection service and taken somewhere. Waste separation, functioning waste collection and recycling are non-existent in Senegal, or only rudimentary.

First steps of project planning: meeting with the mayor of Malicounda and his representatives.

In February of this year, Menschenfreude e.V. and the waste management company
waste management company Hündgen
visited Senegal. The aim was to talk to local managers and consider how to improve waste management and recycling in a sustainable way.

To this end, we visited Beer-Sheba Gardens, a sustainable agriculture project, and met with the mayors of the Malicounda region and the town of Sandiara, among others.

Winfried Hündgen explains in Beer-Sheba Gardens about his work as a disposer and recycler.

The trip made it clear how great the need is for functioning waste management in Senegal, but also how much still needs to be done to achieve this goal.

The market in M’Bour: Garbage on the ground and between the market stalls is quite normal here.

(Charlotte Hündgen accompanied the trip and recorded the situation on site for our blog. Thank you very much and we are looking forward to further cooperation!)

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