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.
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.
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.
(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!)
Further information on our Senegal commitment
- All activities in Senegal:
Senegal” project page
- Website of our
cooperation partner Hündgen Entsorgung
- First trip to Senegal – Blog post:
“Menschenfreude e.V. in Senegal – On est ensemble”.
- To follow:
Instagram Story Highlight “Senegal”
- Post from our blog:
“Helping people to help themselves in Senegal”.
If you would like to support our activities in Senegal, we would be very happy. You can donate via our donation account (IBAN: DE41 6609 0800 0006 6116 99, purpose Senegal) or via the Paypal button: