Potentials for improved inorganic waste management options in Lagos, Nigeria
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A key implication of the improved standards of living and the increased consumption it entails in the developing countries of the world is the massive increase in the generation of waste. Inorganic waste forms a significant portion of the waste generated in the developing countries and has continually posed difficulties in terms of its disposal and management with attendant deleterious consequences on the livelihood of residents. This situation is particularly dire in a metropolis like Lagos with millions of residents. This study was therefore aimed at examining the potentials for improved inorganic waste management in Lagos State. This was approached from the standpoint of an examination of the current means of waste disposal and the constraints on waste disposal on the part of residents and the regulatory agencies and also the constraints on the adoption of advanced methods of inorganic waste management. Descriptive research design was employed in collecting quantitative data and the study revealed that social, economic and technological factors are significant constraints on the adoption of advanced methods of inorganic waste management.