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An Overview of Solid Waste Resource Recovery Efforts in Lagos
American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 44-49
Received: Jun. 30, 2020; Accepted: Jul. 14, 2020; Published: Jul. 28, 2020
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Folahan Anthony Adenaike, Department of Architectural Technology, School of Environmental Studies, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria; Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Abayomi Josiah Omotosho, Department of Architectural Technology, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Nigeria
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Resource recovery from solid waste is of immense benefit for any society in terms of sustainability and economic diversification. It directly addresses the problem of waste overload as well as resource scarcity. This study assesses the efforts made by Lagos State of Nigeria to recover resources from solid wastes since 2007. It highlights the different programs and policies of the state in resource recovery and carried out a questionnaire survey of the citizens’ awareness and response to the government efforts. While the residents are conscious of the government position and are ready to get involved in its actualization, there is however, a very low level of implementation especially in the infrastructure. The study concludes that to improve the Lagos State resource recovery model, there is a need to approach it more globally, starting with the redirection of the polity towards a circular economy and encouraging inclusiveness especially with the private sector.
Municipal Solid Waste, Waste Management, Resource Recovery, Circular Economy
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Folahan Anthony Adenaike, Abayomi Josiah Omotosho, An Overview of Solid Waste Resource Recovery Efforts in Lagos, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 44-49. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20200503.11
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