Encyclopedia of Sustainability in Higher Education

2019 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho

Composting and Sustainable Development

  • Tolulase Michael IsholaEmail author
  • Esther Temilola Ishola
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11352-0_122


In the face of increasing global population especially in the developing and emerging countries, the need for an innovative solid waste management that can contribute to the urban development is very urgent. In this regard, composting is an important approach to process biodegradable wastes by transforming potential organic waste fractions into a useful product such as compost. To enhance a wider spread of this organic waste management approach to reach the community, an adequate educational knowledge is needed in a participative manner in order to better understand and increase the use of compost. Composting can offer an endless possibility in organic waste management. Thus, higher education knowledge is important in order to understand some key barriers to using compost, so that the lessons learnt could help to stimulate learning in the use of composting to achieve a sustainable organic waste management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tolulase Michael Ishola
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Esther Temilola Ishola
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AgroclimatologyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Agronomy, University of IbadanIbadanNigeria
  3. 3.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of IbadanIbadanNigeria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Erin Hopkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA