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Recycling Day: Kenya to benefit from $38m Coca-Cola fund

Plastic pollution

Kenya is to benefit from $38 million (or 3.8 billion shilling) fund by the Coca-Cola Company to stimulate plastic recycling industries in Southern, East and Central Africa over the next three years, an official said. Plastic pollution Ahmed Rady, General Manager of Coca-Cola East and Central Africa Franchise, who made this known in a statement on Monday, March 18, 2019, ...

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Recycling Day: Stakeholders advocate creativity, sustainability

Waste recycling

As the world commemorates Global Recycling Day, stakeholders have laid emphasis on innovative and sustainable recycling of wastes to protect earth’s finite resources. Industrial waste recycling process The stakeholders gave the advice during creative and interactive waste recycling lessons with primary school pupils at the All Souls’ Church School, Ibadan on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Ibadan. The theme for ...

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Hot weather will continue until soil absorbs enough rain water, says expert

heat wave

The President, Nigeria Meteorological Society (NMetS), Prof. Clement Akoshile, said on Monday, March 18, 2019 that the extreme hot weather being experienced now would continue until the soil absorbs enough rain water. Hot weather: Cooling off amid searing heat wave Akoshile, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, noted that more or ...

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Mararaba flash flood attributed to non-enforcement of planning regulations

Maraba flooding

Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Mr Clement Nze, on Monday, March 18, 2019 attributed recurring flash flood along Mararaba, Masaka area in Nasarawa State to failure to enforce town planning regulations. Flooding in Maraba Nze made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to him, prohibiting erection of building on drainage channels, adequate drainage system ...

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Government restates pledge to implement SDGs

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Federal Government says it is committed to enhancing Nigeria’s development through the implementation of the Sustainable development Goals (SDGs), calling for support from relevant stakeholders. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire Mrs Adejoke Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on SDGs, who said this on Monday, March 18, 2019 ...

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Recycling Day: Teenager calls for policies to support recycling in schools

Oluwaseyi Moejo

A 17-year-old and founder of U-Recycling Initiative Nigeria, Oluwaseyi Moejo, has called on government at all levels to promote policies that will support and promote recycling system in schools. Oluwaseyi Moejo (left) has called on governments to promote policies that will promote recycling system in schools Moejo made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Recycling Day: Ekiti recycling plant on verge of collapse

Kayode Fayemi

The multi-purpose recycling plant at the Ilokun dump site in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, needs the urgent attention of the state and federal governments. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the site on Monday, March 18, 2019 reports that the plant is at the verge of collapse if there is no urgent ...

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Recycling Day: Firm sensitises students, traders on recyclable waste

Lafia melon traders

An environmental cleaning company, Chanja Datti Ltd, on Monday, March 18, 2019 sensitised students of Local Education Authority Primary School, Gwarinpa and traders in Gwarinpa Fruits Market to the importance of recyclable waste. Traders The sensitisation was to ensure that youths engaged in recyclable waste for their empowerment and environmental cleanliness. Managing Director of the company, Mrs Olufunto Boroffice, led ...

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Engineers intensify campaign on proper management of e-waste

E-waste

The Nigeria Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) on Monday, March 18, 2019 said it would intensify campaign on proper waste management particularly, the electronic waste (e-waste) for a greener and safer environment. E-waste Chairperson of NIEE, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos at the sideline of the facility ...

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Students demand adults to address climate crisis

School climate strike

Hundreds of thousands of young people left their classrooms and filled the streets on Friday, March 15, 2019 to demand real climate action, only two days after the release of new research by UN Environment warning that devastating temperature rises in the Arctic might now be inevitable. A school climate strike The students engaged in an inspirational wave of activism across the world, striking for ...

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