Industrial waste management in Zambia
Lusaka Harare Kitwe Livingstone Lubumbashi Solwezi
Waste produced by industrial activity which includes any material during a manufacturing process from factories, mills and mines has to be safely collected disposed of and where possible recycled. Some examples of industrial waste are chemical solvents, paints, sand paper, paper products, industrial by-products, metals, and radioactive wastes. Toxic waste, chemical waste, industrial solid waste and municipal solid waste are designations of industrial waste. Sewage treatment plants can treat some industrial wastes consisting of conventional pollutants such as biochemical oxygen demand. Industrial wastes containing toxic pollutants require specialized treatment systems.