Strategies for Electronic Wastes Management for Sustainable and Green Environment in Nigeria

Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 39-47

    Oluwadare Joshua Oyebode

  1. Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekit, Ekiti, Nigeria


Adequate strategies need to be put in place for electrical and electronic waste management, renewable energy commercialization, green societies and sustainable development in Nigeria. This paper examined handling, disposal and management of electronic waste in Nigerian environment. Methodology adopted includes literature reviews of issues on this subject matter, specific site inspection, surveys and secondary data from users and industries with massive electronic waste. It has been discovered that these wastes have not been management effectively for greener society. A lot of scrap metals, obsolete equipment and other electronic wastes are being dumped into developing countries due to poverty, eagerness for information communication technology and economic recession. It has been concluded that most health issues and industrial pollution can be traced to the inadequate management electronic wastes. Electronic wastes eventually find their way into landfills because of arrival of latest electronics, hence electronic Wastes pose health challenges and environmental hazards to humans, livestock and ecology due to poor management. Facilities, legal framework, and alternative initiatives and means of managing E-Waste both nationally and internationally are essential in developing countries. Electronic wastes issues could be turned into a useful tool for capacity building of various sectors with employment generation, wealth creation, opportunities and poverty alleviation. Recommendations are made for better policy, appropriate technology and treatment of Electronic waste for environmental sustainability, socio-economic development and pollution reduction in Nigeria.

Keywords: Electronic waste, environmental sustainability, pollution reduction, green societies, renewable energy commercialization

[This article belongs to International Journal of Renewable Energy and its Commercialization(ijrec)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 7
Issue 2
Received November 11, 2021
Accepted December 12, 2021
Published December 31, 2021