International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering and Technology
2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Plastic waste management: A viable strategy for eradicating plastic pollution in Nigeria
Author(s): Ngozi Virginia Okolo, Amaechi Mercy, Nzemeka C Olisah, Uloma Onwuzurike and Benjamin Anabaraonye
Abstract: Plastic pollution has become a global nuisance that can affect and alter the natural processes, affect the livelihood of millions of people, habitats and natural processes. It also has the ability to reduce ecosystem’s ability to adapt to climate change. Plastic pollution is currently impacting negatively on health, environment and the economy of Nigeria. There is therefore, a great need to adapt proper plastic waste management strategies which includes plastic waste recycling to eradicate the menace of plastic pollution in Nigeria. Plastic waste which brings about plastic pollution comes in various sizes, shapes and colors. This study highlights that there are green entrepreneurial opportunities in plastic waste management resulting in wealth creation in Nigeria. This study further identifies and recommends plastic waste management as a viable strategy for eradicating plastic pollution for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Ngozi Virginia Okolo, Amaechi Mercy, Nzemeka C Olisah, Uloma Onwuzurike, Benjamin Anabaraonye. Plastic waste management: A viable strategy for eradicating plastic pollution in Nigeria. Int J Res Civ Eng Technol 2022;3(2):33-36.