International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023
Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Selected Urban Areas of South-East Nigeria: Issues and Strategies
Author(s): Kelechi Friday Nkwocha, Philip O Phil-Eze, Samuel Oji Iheukwumere, Mohammed Kaka Shettima, Umara Zulum
This research focuses on sustainable solid waste management in selected urban areas of Southeast Nigeria, with Aba, Nnewi and Onitsha as its case study. The study aims to bring to the front burner the challenges hindering proper municipal solid waste management in the region. The study employed a mixed method approach, which includes observation method as well as key informant interviews to aggregate the challenges discussed in the body of the work. The interviews was conducted with stakeholders, including waste management companies, residents, and government agencies responsible for waste management. The study findings indicate that solid waste management in Southeast Nigeria is inadequate, with inadequate infrastructure, poor waste disposal practices, and low public awareness. Government face challenges in funding waste management operations, and waste collectors struggle to make a living due to low fees and insufficient resources.
Keywords: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Southeast, Solid Waste, Urban Solid Waste Management
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