Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 2 (6), pp. 206-212, December 2012
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 110112191
The Waste to Wealth Concept: Waste Market Operation in Delta State, Nigeria
Egun Nkonyeasua Kingsley
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria.
E-mail: kenegun @ yahoo.com, Tel: +2347032157045.
The author holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a Post Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering with research interests in Environmental and Waste Management, wastewater management and environmental pollution. He is an advocate of waste reengineering and the use of technology in an environment friendly manner/ direction. Also, he is a member of Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).
The concept of waste to wealth which is the transformation of waste from an exhausted utility to a valuable commodity as a mechanism for effective solid waste management is yet to be properly utilized in Delta State. This study examined the waste market operation; identified the challenges facing its operation; proffered possible solutions necessary for the growth of the waste market, and also the need to harness the inherent economic and environmental benefits.
Keywords: Waste, Waste market operation, Waste to wealth, Environment, Delta State