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ENVIROMENTAL LAW RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Sanitation Waste Management
Sanitation/Waste Management

As urbanization continues to take place, sanitation and waste management issues are giving rise to major public health and environmental concerns in developing countries Nigeria not excluded. In several cities in Nigeria, a typical  sanitation and waste management system displays an array of problems, including low collection coverage, irregular collection services, crude open dumping and burning of refuse in a way that pollutes air and water, providing a   breeding ground for flies and pests, and leaving room for  informal waste picking or scavenging activities. 

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ELRI’s programme on sanitation and waste management seeks to identify strategies that can effectively reform the waste management systems. In this regard we seek to analyze policies, standards, planning methods, management and review processes that can be utilized to replicate such strategies across the country.