Environmental Sustainability and Job Creation – A Critical Symbiosis for Growth in Nigeria

UDEH, Sergius Nwannebuike and ONWUKA, Ifeanyi Onuka (2015) Environmental Sustainability and Job Creation – A Critical Symbiosis for Growth in Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Environmental Studies Research, 3 (4). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2354-2918

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As concerns grow over climate global warming and other ecological hazards, regulations and environmentalists around the world have intensified their clamp down on irresponsible waste disposal practices. Reuse and recycling of waste materials have become the preferred options. Thanks to ever improving waste management technologies and innovations, virtually everything is now recyclable – cell phones, computers, plastics, organic wastes, nylon, glass, food waste, furniture, vehicles, green waste, paper, water, wood, metal, construction wastes, clothing, jewelries, household electronic appliances, among others. In this paper, the authors articulated potent argument why developing countries should leverage on the vast opportunities that abound in waste management to create jobs/wealth for the teeming population of unemployed youths and at the same time promoting environmental sustainability. Using descriptive analysis and with an analytical spotlight on Nigeria, the authors averred that effective waste management such as recycling presents great opportunities not just to manage our environment better but also to create wealth for the world’s growing population. For the discerning and innovative entrepreneurs, waste management creates multiple channels of economic gains that should not be ignored. Keywords: Waste Management, Environmental Sustainability, Municipal Solid Waste, Reuse, Recycle

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: GOUNI ICT
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 12:40
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 10:28
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/185

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