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Ogun cautions residents against plastic pollution


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


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


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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100,000 marine animals die of plastic pollution yearly – AfDB

A turtle eating plastic

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says there is the need to take action against plastic pollution in Africa. The bank made the call in a statement signed by its Communication Officer, Climate Change and Green Growth Department, Mrs Sonia Borrini, on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call is coming on ...

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GEF calls for aggressive campaigns against plastic pollution

Plastic pollution

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) on Thursday, May 31, 2018 urged the government, civil society organisations (CSOs) and relevant agencies in the environment sector to start aggressive campaigns against plastic pollution in the country. Mrs Ibironke Olubamise, the National Coordinator of GEF Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP), gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. ...

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Hamburg pioneers diesel vehicles ban in Germany


Hamburg on Thursday, May 31, 2018 became the first German city to impose a partial ban on diesel vehicles as part of the country’s much-debated move to improve air quality. The port city blocked a 600-metre stretch of the Max Brauer Allee and a 1.6-km stretch of Stresemannstrasse in the Altona-Nord district for older diesel cars and trucks from midnight ...

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