Ethiopia to introduce sludge management guideline to streamline hazardous waste disposal activities

The Ethiopian government recently disclosed ongoing efforts to introduce the country’s first sludge management guideline so as to streamline activities on hazardous waste disposal across all sectors. Ethiopia’s first sludge management guideline has reached its final stage, as the guideline mainly envisaged to effectively implement the existing policies and laws concerning hazardous waste disposal across all sectors, according to the Ethiopian Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC).

The new national guideline, once operational, is expected to provide manufacturers in the East African country “with a harmonized approach to managing sludge after wastewater treatment within the textile and apparel supply chain,” as per a report in xinhuanet.com. The guideline, among other things, provides a clear list of priorities on how to classify manage, transport, handle, utilize, use or disposal of sewage sludge, it was noted.