Title

Waste Management Practices in Nigeria: Impacts and Mitigation

Document Type

Proceeding

Publisher

Geologica Society of America (GSA)

Publication Date

2016

Volume

Special Paper 520

Inclusive pages

377-386

Peer Review

Yes

Abstract

We reviewed the current state of waste management practices in Nigeria using
examples from different parts of the country. Commonly practiced waste disposal methods in Nigeria, such as burial, open-air burning, and open dumping, were found to be ineffective and detrimental to public health and the environment. It was also shown that waste management cannot be successfully operated as a social service. Rather, the generator of waste must be held responsible. Problems confronting efficient waste management in ...

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Earth Sciences

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Link to Original Published Item

doi:10.1130/2016.2520(33)