ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

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Abstract

Access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) is pivotal to a country’s economic and social development and is currently improving throughout the developed and developing world. Nigeria has been undergoing rapid ICT transformation in recent years, attempting to bridge the digital divide by importing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), which soon become technologically obsolete and find their way into landfills as electronic waste (e-waste) that pose health and environmental hazards to humans, livestock and ecology, if not properly managed. This paper reviews the issues relating to e-waste and identifies their sources, components and the dangers they pose to the environment. Sustainable means of managing e-waste in Nigeria was discussed. Recommendations were made on appropriate treatment of e-maste in order to make the environment safe for all.

 

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APA

Sylvester, O. (2018). ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/electronic-waste-management-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges

MLA 8th

Sylvester, Omorodion "ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Mar. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/electronic-waste-management-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

MLA7

Sylvester, Omorodion . "ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Mar. 2018. Web. 10 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/electronic-waste-management-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges >.

Chicago

Sylvester, Omorodion . "ELECTRONIC WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES" Afribary (2018). Accessed August 10, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/electronic-waste-management-in-nigeria-issues-and-challenges