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24b tons of top soil lost to plastic pollution annually

Prof. Dele Olowokudejo

A don, Prof. Dele Olowokudejo, says that plastic pollution leads to loss of 24 billion tons of top soil annually worldwide. Olowokudejo, who is of the Department of Botany at the University of Lagos, Akoka, made the remark during the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) World Environment Day event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Ikeja, Lagos. “Plastics are ...

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Bayelsa moves to check activities of illegal refineries to curb pollution

Seriake Dickson

The Bayelsa State Government has announced plans to set up a task force to protect its environment by checking activities of illegal crude oil refineries in the state. Gov. Seriake Dickson announced this at the commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day, a statement by Mr Francis Agbo, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said on Thursday, June 7, ...

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Orelope-Adefulire charges stakeholders to beat plastic pollution

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, has called on stakeholders to support the drive to beat the unending pollution caused by inappropriate disposal of plastic materials. Princess Orelope-Adefulire gave this charge in a statement issued in commemoration of the 2018 World Environment Day celebration with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution”. She added ...

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Ogun cautions residents against plastic pollution

Bolaji-Oyeleye

The Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, has cautioned the residents of the state against dumping used plastic sachet and bottles into the waterways across the state, as it posed a threat to the drainage and society at large. Oyeleye, in a state made available by his media Aide, Mr. Goke Gbadamosi, stated this while joining the world ...

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Music video highlights health hazards, sufferings associated with unclean cooking

Ewah Eleri

The Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, in partnership with the International Centre for Energy Environment and Development and Heinrich Boell Foundation, launched the “No Smoke” Music Video on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Abuja to commemorate the World Environment Day. The event had in attendance over 100 stakeholders from government, private sector, NGOs/CSOs, the international community as well as the ...

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Businesses, cities, regions urged to disclose their carbon pollution

Anand Mahindra

Governor of California State, Edmund G. Brown Jr.; United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa; and Mahindra Group CEO, Anand Mahindra, have joined forces to spur more businesses, cities, states and regions to transparently report carbon emissions and progress toward meeting verifiable emissions reduction goals. “Tracking and reporting carbon pollution keeps governments and businesses accountable,” said Governor Brown. “Governments and ...

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ILO underlines need to curb plastics pollution

Guy-Ryder

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday, June 5 underscored the need to curb plastics pollution globally, as the world marks the 2018 World Environment Day. Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, said this while addressing over 5,700 workers, government representatives and employers at the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference with the theme “A Future with Decent Work” in ...

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UNILAG generates 2.5 tons of plastic waste daily, says official

University of Lagos Unilag

The University of Lagos, Akoka (UNILAG) has appealed to Lagos residents to reduce the use of plastic to protect the environment from further degradation. The institution made the appeal at a walk for the environment to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (WED) on Tuesday, June 5 in Lagos. The theme for this year’s celebration, “Beat Plastic Pollution’’, aims at ...

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HOMEF, Fishnet clamour collective efforts to end plastic pollution

Ocean pollution

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the Fishnet Alliance have stressed the need for individual and collective efforts to end plastic pollution. In a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, June 4, 2018, the organisations emphasised that the environment is endowed with elements of life, support and sustenance. The oceans which cover about 71% of the Earth’s surface, ...

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NESREA wants Ibadan residents to curb use of plastics

Ibadan

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Southwest Zone, has appealed to residents of Ibadan in Oyo State to reduce the use of plastics to protect the environment. The agency made the appeal at a rally to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day (WED) on Monday, June 4, 2018. The Zonal Director, Mr Adeleke Ajani, said that the ...

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