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Feteh Magazine special analysis By Wagaye Legesse. Addis Ababa Solid Waste Management Agency Director-General, Eshetu Lema told ENA that collecting solid wastes in the capital city is becoming a source of revenue and employment.


According to him, the agency has employed over one thousand youth to convert solid waste into compost and recycle plastics, generating 52 million Birr revenue within six months of this Ethiopian Fiscal Year. More than 1,000 youth engaged in the sector have benefited from the work.

An average of at least 2,500 tons of waste is collected from the city every day and 80 percent of the waste can be used if industrial waste is used as industrial input, it was learned. Solid waste could endanger health and life if it is not properly collected and converted into an asset, the director-general pointed out.

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