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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 2 NO 1 OCTOBER 2006

ROAD TRANSPORTATION AS A FACTOR ON LITTER GENERATION ON HIGHWAYS: A POSITION

NZE ENGR. (DR.) ERNEST NDUKA AMASIKE

TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
OWERRI

ABSTRACT
It is universally acknowledged that the period of the seventies resulted in vast changes in our society with many attendant problems associated with these changes. Greater family affluence and leisure time has enabled increased recreation, travel and highway mileage construction. Moreover, service oriented highway rest areas and road side food and drink establishments have been built to cater to the growing army of travelers. Concomitant with this activity has been national public concern regarding insults to and degradation of the natural environment. A twofold problem for state highway departments in the area of solid waste management has resulted from this increase in highway usage; environmental concern.

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