INVOLVEMENT OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN RIVERS STATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES
Keywords:Involvement, Community Members, Solid Waste, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Protection, Sustainable Cities
The study is on the involvement of community members in solid waste management and environmental protection in Rivers State, its implications for sustainable cities. Waste management in Rivers State is surrounded with lots of set-back due to continual increase in population witness daily. More population, creates room for generation of more waste which create the impression that Rivers State Waste Management Authority (RIWAMA) is not effective due to daily presence of littered waste in streets and major walkways in the state. To change this narrative for RIWAMA requires a more sustainable strategy through environmental education which is tailored towards change of negative waste management attitude to positive waste management among residents/dwellers because attitude reflects their waste disposal behaviour
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