Waste management is an important market with enormous economic benefits. In order not to fall into the trap of Côte d 'Ivoire, who imported sanitary and environmental toxic waste, Senegal developed a national legal framework that used strict sanctions to avoid temptation. Importing or producing hazardous waste.
Government authorities have found that it is necessary to develop a comprehensive legal framework for hazardous waste management through the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development to block importers or producers of hazardous wastes. Toxic products can be managed. According to Boniface Cacheu, sanctions are planned and sanctions are being imposed on the most demanding people. "Today, the government is prepared to take sanctions to avoid the temptation to import harmful waste into Senegal and illegally detain it," he said. "This draft law comes to solve the problem," according to the 2013 law, because the local authority transfers the jurisdiction over waste management to local authorities in accordance with local regulations. At the same time, however, the Ministry of Environment has found that it is not based on text and has the ability to manage waste. This makes the draft law a legitimate basis for this practice.
On the other hand, this text has a fundamental obligation. Hazardous waste producers are now responsible for managing their own waste. "This responsibility should not be the responsibility of the state," he said, "who should have hazardous waste operators to observe, supervise and control their obligations?" Before making a claim: "Producers of manufactured goods are obliged to manage their own waste because they are the beneficiaries of the marketing of the product." Cacheu spoke at a workshop in Tivaouane and Ziguinchor City to share and validate draft legislation on hazardous waste under a project on the environmentally sound management of municipal solid waste and hazardous waste. (Prodemud). This project, funded jointly by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Senegal, is implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The latter also argued that Senegal should change the terms of the Basel and Stockholm agreements. What did not you do? This is why the text solves this gap and will go further by establishing rules to protect human health and protect the environment from the harmful effects of hazardous wastes.
In the case of Aïta Sarr Seck, Deec's Director of Pollution Control and Defects, Hazardous Waste Management remains a serious problem in Senegal, especially in Tivaouone and Ziguinchor. This is why Senegal benefited from this project, which included many steps and many goals. One of the components is the strengthening of the legal and regulatory framework. But it will also include other elements to keep the fight going well.