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Table 3 Waste characteristics/ Waste stream analysis

From: Rethinking waste as a resource: insights from a low-income community in Accra, Ghana

Type of Waste Zone A1(%) Zone B1(%) Zone C1(%) Nima2(%) Jamestown2(%) Newtown3(%)
Organic 74 71 78 56 60 67
Plastic 10 8 6 17 16 20
Paper 5 5 4 2 1 4
Metal 4 4 4 5 5 2
Glass 2 1 0 2 2 2
Textiles 1 1 1 9 6 5
Inert 4 7 5    
Others   3 2 3 1  
  1. Source: 1-Dagadu, (2007); 2-Kumashie I, (2011); and 3-Earth Institute, (2010).
  2. Zone A: High-income, low-density waste zone (Cantonments, Airport Residential Areas).
  3. Zone B: Middle-income, medium-density waste zone (Adabraka; Kaneshie).
  4. Zone C: Low-income, high-density waste zone (James Town, Nima).