Environmental Problems of Sachet Water Waste Disposal in Nsukka Urban, Enugu State, Nigeria

Nkiru Daisy Ezeokpube, Chinwe Joy Obiora, Philip Ogbonna Phil-Eze


The study examined the environmental problems of sachet water waste disposal in Nsukka urban. Copies of questionnaire were used to collect data from a sample size of 720 respondents. Mean score, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used for data analysis. Results show that the environmental problems of sachet water waste disposal in the study area ranges from blockage of drainage systems (M=4), air pollution (M=2.8), to water pollution (M=3.8) .To avert the environmental threats posed by sachet water waste, the study recommends: 1) Government at the local government level should make adequate provision for waste disposal facilities 2) The government agencies concerned with making policies should introduce a policy that would mandate the makers of sachet water to ‘buy-back pack’ from users. This would serve as incentive to users not to dispose sachet waste indiscriminately rather to see the sachet wastes as valuable material that could be sold to make money 3) Government should also make policies that before any company is allowed to start sachet water production, she would have shown her reusing and recycling machines. The machines would be used to recycle the waste when bought from users.

Keywords: Sachet water, waste, environmental, disposal, Nsukka.

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