Risk Mitigation from Plastic Waste in Ibadan Metropolis: Exploring Recycling Model for Sustainable Development

Title: Risk Mitigation from Plastic Waste in Ibadan Metropolis: Exploring Recycling Model for Sustainable Development

Lead: ODUYOYE-EJUMEDIA ADEBUNMI OLUSOLA

Team Member: 
1. ODUYOYE-EJUMEDIA ADEBUNMI OLUSOLA
2. OGUNRO TOLUWALOPE TOYIN
3. ADERINTO ESTHER RANMILOWO


Department:

Sub-Theme: Risk Informed Decision Making
SDG Goals: Climate Action
Competition Category: Solution/Research/Policy

Product: Research

Summary:

Due to the current rate of plastic use and how about 50% are discarded just after a single-use. This research expedites actions on the recovery and reprocessing of plastics without compromising the environment of Ibadan Metropolis. To achieve the 2020 Sustainable Development Goals of Climate action, a circular economy and mitigate environmental pollution. This study proposes the following solutions  A gradual replacement of non-biodegradable plastics with bioplastics from biomass sources such as sugarcane, cereals, tubers and protein-rich plants  Recycling of plastics
 Redesigning the plastics
 Development of an appropriate method of collection, sorting and having a hygienic environment. Several opportunities include • Employment generation • Increasing investment opportunities
• Income generation from recycled products.
• Energy conservation from raw materials
• Construction of buildings, Interlocking tiles and asphalt road constructions.

 

Uniqueness:
This study shows uniqueness in the short/medium-term plan of educating/ sensitization citizens on waste separation from source, having enough transfer loading stations/recycling plants and by actively involving the scavengers in the process and remunerated accordingly. While the long-term Plan helps in the generation of energy and production of fertilizer from biodegradable plastics.

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