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Integrated Solid Waste Management: A Possible Solution to Environmental and Sanitation Problems in the Ancient City of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The quantity of solid waste generated in Nigeria has increased at an alarming rate over the decades with lack of efficient and sustainable waste management in most cities of the country. This can be attributed to incessant increase in population, expansion of urban areas, industrialization and consumption rates. This study focuses on the ancient city of Ibadan and used Ibadan North Local Government as the case study. There are many environmental and sanitation problems in Ibadan due to improper waste management by the stakeholders involved. The result and analysis of the situation reveals that there are indications that most residents are ignorant of waste handling methods irrespective of their educational and economic status coupled with poor management of waste and lack of good environmental policy. The study analyzes options for adopting Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) which comprises of waste hierarchy. Activities of Oyo State Solid Waste Management Authority (OSSWMA), Ibadan North Local Government (IBNLG) and Private Refuse Contractors (PRCs) in terms of technical know-how, financial capacity and waste equipment are not adequate to meet the tasks. In order to overcome these challenges, this research work discusses if and how Integrated Solid Waste Management can be implemented.

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2012. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental problems, Ibadan city, ISWM, Solid waste, Waste hierarchy
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Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88403ISRN: LIU-TEMAV/MPSSD-A- - 13/001- - SEOAI: diva2:603041
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Master´s Programme in Science for Sustainable Development, 120 ects
2012-12-12, IKT-studio, House Key, Linkoping University, Linkoping, 20:21 (English)
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2013-03-27 Created: 2013-02-04 Last updated: 2013-03-27Bibliographically approved

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