Sustainable management of solid waste in Nigerian urban centres
Solid waste disposal the world over has become a matter of grave concern that need urgent attention. This paper therefore investigated the extent to which environmental adult education influences sustainable solid waste disposal in Nigeria urban cities. The paper x-rays the key concept that is central in the academic discourse viz: waste, solid waste, sustainable solid waste and environmental adult education. it also look at forms of environmental adult education and types of solid waste. The paper further focuses on factors responsible for unsustainable solid waste disposal. It also x-rayed the role of environmental adult education in sustainable solid waste management. Conclusion was finally drawn urging all members of the human society to put their hands on deck in order to sustainably manage waste in our environs. The paper recommended that the government at all levels should adopt better methods of disposing waste as well as enforcing appropriate environmental legislation and environmental waste education should be included in the school curriculum.
Keywords: sustainable management, solid waste, urban cities, environmental adult education
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