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Issues in the environmental sanitation of Lagos mainland, Nigeria

  • Afolabi A. Adedibu
  • A. A. Okekunle


Lagos is asserted to be the filthiest capital in the world. The influx of people into the metropolitan area has no corresponding technology to cope with the solid waste generated by the ever increasing population. Coupled with this lack of technology is the lack of adequate knowledge of the composition and generation rate of the refuse which has led to mismanagement of the environment. Paper waste is identified to constitute the major form of waste generated in Lagos and, in most cases, over 90 percent of the wastes generated are combustible, therefore, the use of incineration is recommended for effective management of the refuse.


Environmental Management Metropolitan Area Nature Conservation Solid Waste Generation Rate 
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© Science and Technology Letters 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Afolabi A. Adedibu
    • 1
  • A. A. Okekunle
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IlorinIlorinNigeria

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