ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ANALYSIS OF WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION AND INCORPORATION IN WASTE PICKING AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER ONE 1.0  INTRODUCTION 1.1  BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The problems of solid waste management in Nigerian cities have resulted from rapid increase in urban populations, rapid industrialization and changing lifestyle. Many urban areas also generate solid wastes beyond what they can manage, and this is closely associated with economic profiles and background. In many places, municipalities spend 20-50% of …

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THE IMPLICATIONS OF AIR POLLUTION ON HUMAN HEALTH IN UYO

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Environment is an important resource that provides livelihood and comfort to man. From the creation, environment remains indispensable to the existence and continuity of lives be it aquatic or terrestrial. This holds true because of the fact that, every living organism breath, eat, engage into some form of recreation …

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INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. A CASE STUDY OF AKA PAINT OWERRI IMO STATE

1.0 IntroductionIn industrial production, many materialsare employed to manufacture products andbecause of the scale of the production, a lotof waste is generally produced. Thecomponent categoriesusually include: compostable (includes food,yard, and wood wastes); Paper; Plastic;Glass; Metal; and other (includes ceramics,textiles, leather, rubber, bones, inerts, ashes,coconut husks, bulky wastes, householdgoods).[1][2][3] The improper management of solid wasteposes health …

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WASTE MANAGEMENT AS A TOOL FOR REVENUE GENERATION (A CASE STUDY OF RIWAMA RIVERS STATE)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1Background of the study Over the years, Nigeria has experienced rapid population growth, urbanization and industrialization. Currently, the population is approximately 28.5 million, of which more than 70% live in urban areas. This rapid development has resulted in the generation of more municipal solid waste (Badgie et al., 2012, Fauziah and Agamuthu, …

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PRODUCTION AND EVALUATION OF ACTIVATED CARBON FROM GROUNDNUT SHELL FOR ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUBSTAINABILITY

 CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Environmental pollution Environmental pollution is a problem both in developed and developing countries urbanization such as population growth and urbanization invariably place greater demands on the planet and stretch the use of natural resources to the maximum. It has been argued that the carrying capacity of Earth is …

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF AUTOMOBILE WASTE DUMP ON SOIL

ABSTRACT Soil is the essential ingredient in any farming enterprise. When it is in poor health, plants cannot grow to their full potential. The environmental  impact of automobile waste dump assessment on soil in coal camp Enugu metropolis, Enugu state were examined using four soil samples, three were obtained from automobile repair shops and one from …

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BIOACUMULATION OF HEAVY METALS IN FRESH WATER CLAN (EGERIA RADIATA) FROM ITU BRIDGE HEAD, ITU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, AKWA IBOM STATE

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     Introduction 1.1     Background Information Pollution of the littoral waters of the Niger delta region of Nigeria has in recent times received much alteration because of the high degree of environment degradation and aquatic perturbations posed by petroleum exploration activities in the oil bearing states. Petroleum hydrocarbons from oil spills and human related activities …

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DETERMINATION, ORGANIC MATTER, TOTAL NITROGEN AND ELEMENTAL CONTENT OF COW DUNG

CHAPTER ONE          INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF STUDY Wastes are everywhere. These substances are unpleasant to see and also bring harmful effects to our health and environment. Example of this waste is the manure of the animals like the cow. Cow dung causes a problem when these are just leave behind the sidewalks streets or in an …

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HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL SOURCES AND EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER ONE 1.0     INTRODUCTION Chemicals are present in every workplace, from the cleaning chemicals being used to the industrial manufacturing processes, and welding fumes. Generally, a hazardous substance is one which may pose a risk to the health of anyone coming into contract with it in the workplace. The contract maybe in the production, hand …

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SAMPLING OF WASTE DAMPSITE AT OLD STADIUM ROAD, UYO AND EFFECTS OF FAUNA, FLORA OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background of Study Waste generation is closely linked to population, urbanization and affluence. The archaeologist E. W. Haury wrote, whichever way one views the mounds (of waste), as garbags pits to avoid, or as symbols of a way of life, they are the features more productive of information than any othter. Archaeological …

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