Marketable materials derived from solid waste in masaka central market
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The study aimed at generating information on using solid waste to produce marketable products so that waste accumulation is mitigated by turning waste into a resource in Masaka central market. The research based on a descriptive research design as the research tools used were interviews and questionnaires distributed to 60 respondents who were selected by convenient sampling. Observation was also used for triangulation. Numerical data was generated which was used to generalize a given parameter for example the different types of solid waste generated in Masaka central market, waste collection measures employed and the different marketable materials derived from solid waste. The findings of the study indicate that a number of marketable materials are derived from solid waste generated in Masaka central market however it’s just a small percentage of the total waste generated. This leaves a lot of litter which could be a source of diseases like cholera. The study concluded that in order to improve on solid waste recycling potential in Masaka central market, there is need to increase community sensitization on how to get products out of waste hence attaching value to the waste produced. The study recommended that authorities like the Masaka municipal council should link factories that use waste as their raw materials to the people of Masaka central market in order to create ready market for the marketable products out of waste hence increasing the demand of waste as a resource.