Why Waste Your Waste?

Solid Waste Management

The problem of waste management is a primordial and present issue in developing countries in Africa, particularly Nigeria. Municipal waste management problems in Nigeria cut across concerns for human health, air, water, and land pollution among others. The analysis of the key problem affecting the efficient management of municipal waste is critical for evolving a workable solution in an emerging economy like Nigeria. 

The continuous indiscriminate disposal of municipal solid waste is accelerating and is linked to poverty, poor governance, urbanization, population growth, poor standards of living, and low level of environmental awareness and inadequate management of environmental knowledge. Most of these wastes are generated from domestic sources and are mostly characteristics of household waste . The persisting problems of municipal waste management in Nigeria prompt the need for communicating innovations and knowledge to achieve desire transformation in overcoming socio-economic and environmental challenges.

The continuous indiscriminate disposal of municipal solid waste is accelerating and is linked to poverty, poor governance, urbanization, population growth, poor standards of living, and low level of environmental awareness and inadequate management of environmental knowledge. Most of these wastes are generated from domestic sources and are mostly characteristics of household waste . The persisting problems of municipal waste management in Nigeria prompt the need for communicating innovations and knowledge to achieve desire transformation in overcoming socio-economic and environmental challenges.

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Solid Waste Management In Different Countries

United Kingdom

The first occurrence of organised solid waste management system appeared in London in the late 18th century. A waste collection and resource recovery system was established around the 'dust-yards'. Main constituent of municipal waste was the coal ash (‘dust’) which had a market value for brick-making and as a soil improver.

Uganda

Solid waste management is increasingly becoming the biggest problem in many urban centers of the world and central Uganda is no exception. The research mainly focused on domestic solid waste. The three objectives that guided this research were; influence of demographic, social and economic characteristic of the population and solid waste management.

China

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in China warrants particular attention as China has become the largest MSW generator in the world and the total amount of MSW it produces continues to increase.

italy

Waste management in Italy is managed at a municipal level in accordance with national legislation, and differs widely from area to area. Typically, rubbish is collected by a waste disposal company contracted to the comune (municipal authority).

sweden

Sweden is considered as a global leader in sustainable waste management and in the reduction of per capita carbon footprint. The country consistently works to lower its greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase public awareness.

california

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), along with local enforcement agencies, regulates the operation of solid waste facilities. It is a core value of CalRecycle to manage and mitigate the impacts of solid waste on public health and safety and the environment.

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