This study evaluated people’s psychology, perception and awareness about plastic waste and the process of pyrolysis otherwise refered to as waste to wealth or reuse, using survey method. Three hostels in Nnamdi Azikiwe University were sampled and studied for peoples, perception on the subject matter to be harnessed. It was discovered that there is no significant difference on people’s psychology towards plastic wastes in the three hostels. There is no significant difference in the perception of people about plastic wastes in the study area and they are not aware that waste can be converted to wealth, thus they handle waste anyhow. The study therefore recommends that there should be public awareness programmes on the role of the masses in efficient waste management, the practicability and gains of waste to wealth projects, among others.
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