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Title: Solid waste generation and characterization in the University of Lagos for a sustainable waste management

Abstract

Waste characterization is the first step to any successful waste management policy. In this paper, the characterization and the trend of solid waste generated in University of Lagos, Nigeria was carried out using ASTM (D5231-92) and Resource Conservation Reservation Authority RCRA Waste Sampling Draft Technical Guidance methods. The recyclable potential of the waste is very high constituting about 75% of the total waste generated. The estimated average daily solid waste generation in Unilag Akoka campus was estimated to be 32.2 tons. The solid waste characterization was found to be: polythene bags 24% (7.73 tons/day), paper 15% (4.83 tons/day), organic matters 15%, (4.83 tons/day), plastic 9% (2.90 tons/day), inert materials 8% (2.58 tons/day), sanitary 7% (2.25 tons/day), textile 7% (2.25 tons/day), others 6% (1.93 tons/day), leather 4% (1.29 tons/day) metals 3% (0.97 tons/day), glass 2% (0.64 tons/day) and e-waste 0% (0.0 tons/day). The volume and distribution of polythene bags generated on campus had a positive significant statistical correlation with the distribution of commercial and academic structures on campus. Waste management options to optimize reuse, recycling and reduce waste generation were discussed.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of Works & Physical Planning, University of Lagos (Nigeria)
  2. Works & Physical Planning Department, University of Lagos (Nigeria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22742113
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Waste Management
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 67; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0956-053X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ELECTRONIC WASTES; ORGANIC MATTER; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; SOLID WASTES; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; WASTE MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Adeniran, A.E., E-mail: eadeniran@unilag.edu.ng, Nubi, A. T., and Adelopo, A. O. Solid waste generation and characterization in the University of Lagos for a sustainable waste management. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2017.05.002.
Adeniran, A.E., E-mail: eadeniran@unilag.edu.ng, Nubi, A. T., & Adelopo, A. O. Solid waste generation and characterization in the University of Lagos for a sustainable waste management. United States. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2017.05.002.
Adeniran, A.E., E-mail: eadeniran@unilag.edu.ng, Nubi, A. T., and Adelopo, A. O. Fri . "Solid waste generation and characterization in the University of Lagos for a sustainable waste management". United States. doi:10.1016/J.WASMAN.2017.05.002.
@article{osti_22742113,
title = {Solid waste generation and characterization in the University of Lagos for a sustainable waste management},
author = {Adeniran, A.E., E-mail: eadeniran@unilag.edu.ng and Nubi, A. T. and Adelopo, A. O.},
abstractNote = {Waste characterization is the first step to any successful waste management policy. In this paper, the characterization and the trend of solid waste generated in University of Lagos, Nigeria was carried out using ASTM (D5231-92) and Resource Conservation Reservation Authority RCRA Waste Sampling Draft Technical Guidance methods. The recyclable potential of the waste is very high constituting about 75% of the total waste generated. The estimated average daily solid waste generation in Unilag Akoka campus was estimated to be 32.2 tons. The solid waste characterization was found to be: polythene bags 24% (7.73 tons/day), paper 15% (4.83 tons/day), organic matters 15%, (4.83 tons/day), plastic 9% (2.90 tons/day), inert materials 8% (2.58 tons/day), sanitary 7% (2.25 tons/day), textile 7% (2.25 tons/day), others 6% (1.93 tons/day), leather 4% (1.29 tons/day) metals 3% (0.97 tons/day), glass 2% (0.64 tons/day) and e-waste 0% (0.0 tons/day). The volume and distribution of polythene bags generated on campus had a positive significant statistical correlation with the distribution of commercial and academic structures on campus. Waste management options to optimize reuse, recycling and reduce waste generation were discussed.},
doi = {10.1016/J.WASMAN.2017.05.002},
journal = {Waste Management},
issn = {0956-053X},
number = ,
volume = 67,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}