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Journal of Waste Management
Volume 2014, Article ID 148248, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/148248
Research Article

Solid Waste Management Practices in the Informal Sector of Gweru, Zimbabwe

1Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
2Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, South Africa

Received 21 May 2014; Revised 17 October 2014; Accepted 13 November 2014; Published 25 November 2014

Academic Editor: Brajesh Dubey

Copyright © 2014 Steven Jerie and Daniel Tevera. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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