Women, Waste Management and Environmental Opportunism

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Bolatumi Oyegoke


This is a discussion of some of the activities routinely undertaken by women in connection with
a little but significant aspect of the environment. The location is a small part of the human habitat
named Osun State in Africa’s most populous country. A feature of the environment that is under
focus is waste management which is a process that includes waste generation, collection, disposal,
re-cycling, and treatment. Women provide crucial agency in the process. Ecofeminism enables this
study of an instance of how much is taken from the environment while the environment is rewarded
with waste with implications for environmental sustainability.

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