Lagos with its rapid urbanization and infrastructural development is a victim of its own success. The population of the state is estimated at around 22 million and is still growing as it continues to receive boosts from ceaseless migration from the hinterland and the West African suburbs. As the country’s commercial hub, Lagos houses about 2,000 Industrial complexes, 15,000 commercial ventures and a burgeoning middle class with high purchasing power. Despite its unique commercial and infrastructural status, the waste generated in the State is projected at 1.2 kg per person per day which according to the World Bank far outweighs the official figure of 13,000 tons per day. This figure is projected to rise to 1.42 kg in the next fifteen years hence presents a serious cause for concern. This state of affair is further aggravated by the behavioral stance of the populace who perceive waste management as the sole responsibility of government and or its agencies.
- Designing a technological platform to foster citizen engagement on municipal solid and wastewater management
- Creating outlets for citizen participation and reorientation on waste management
- Developing innovative approaches to recycling across the city while testing new methods for a smarter and cleaner waste management
- Designing new waste management policies and providing ideas on how to ensure producer responsibility for efficient recycling of packages and products