This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-6, 2021
Area
Environmental Science
Author
Aeneas U. Nebert, Oluwatoyin E. Taiwo, Jane Adamma Chukwudebelu, Nwauzor Onyinyechi Gloria, Ugo Uchechi, Ogbonna Sylvanus Orji, Okuneye Josephine Olayinka, Anozia Euphemia Chibuzor, Obuene Udoka Shedrack
Org/Univ
Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria, Nigeria
Pub. Date
12 November, 2021
Paper ID
V7I6-1181
Publisher
Keywords
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Lagos State, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Street Food Vendors

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Aeneas U. Nebert, Oluwatoyin E. Taiwo, Jane Adamma Chukwudebelu, Nwauzor Onyinyechi Gloria, Ugo Uchechi, Ogbonna Sylvanus Orji, Okuneye Josephine Olayinka, Anozia Euphemia Chibuzor, Obuene Udoka Shedrack. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) waste: An Emerging monster in Lagos municipal solid waste, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Aeneas U. Nebert, Oluwatoyin E. Taiwo, Jane Adamma Chukwudebelu, Nwauzor Onyinyechi Gloria, Ugo Uchechi, Ogbonna Sylvanus Orji, Okuneye Josephine Olayinka, Anozia Euphemia Chibuzor, Obuene Udoka Shedrack (2021). Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) waste: An Emerging monster in Lagos municipal solid waste. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(6) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Aeneas U. Nebert, Oluwatoyin E. Taiwo, Jane Adamma Chukwudebelu, Nwauzor Onyinyechi Gloria, Ugo Uchechi, Ogbonna Sylvanus Orji, Okuneye Josephine Olayinka, Anozia Euphemia Chibuzor, Obuene Udoka Shedrack. "Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) waste: An Emerging monster in Lagos municipal solid waste." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.6 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) also referred to as Styrofoam, is a form of plastic frequently use for food packaging. This research focuses on the generation, disposal, and negative effects of waste EPS in Lagos Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Studies from some specific locations in five Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos showed daily usage of EPS (as food package) by street food vendors and its negative impact on the environment and human life. Qualitative analysis of these locations of Lagos state has shown how several factors including the properties of EPS such as low cost, light weight, versatility, low recycle value and non biodegradability has contributed to the surge of EPS waste in Lagos state. This paper shows how street food vendors and consumers’ attitudes have contributed to defacing the aesthetic quality of Lagos state.
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