SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIAN URBAN CENTERS; CAUSES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

  • E. A. Toyobo Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • O. Abolade Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract

This paper presents the concept of integrated sustainable waste management (ISWM) in the context of the selection of technologies and the design of systems for waste management ISWM differs from the conventional approach towards waste management by seeking stakeholder participation, covering waste prevention and resource recovery, including interactions with other systems and promoting an integration of different habitat scales (city, neighborhoods, household). It is emphasized that waste management is not a purely technical issue, but that other aspects need to be taken into account, while selecting a technology or designing a system, the political factor being the most important. Needs for future research to further develop the concept of ISWM are indicated, including identifying criteria for sustainability and defining weighting procedures.

Author Biographies

E. A. Toyobo, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

O. Abolade, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Published
2005-02-02
How to Cite
Toyobo, E., & Abolade, O. (2005). SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIAN URBAN CENTERS; CAUSES AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS. LAUTECH Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3(2), 34-40. Retrieved from http://laujet.com/index.php/laujet/article/view/199
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