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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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HYPREP trains 35 youths for Ogoni clean-up


The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) has trained 35 youths as technical assistants to monitor clean-up of oil impacted sites in Ogoniland, an official said. HYPREP’s Head of Communications, Mr Isa Wasa, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Goi community, Gokana Local Government Area, said the training was in collaboration with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). He said the ...

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NCF takes up campaign against plastic waste pollution

Plastic bottle scavengers

Ahead of the World Environment Day (WED), the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Monday, May 28, 2018 said it was raising awareness on plastic waste pollution reduction to change the orientation of Nigerians. Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General of the organisation, said in Lagos that the move was in commemoration of the 2018 WED with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution’’. ...

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Kano earmarks N89m for dredging of drains

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Government has earmarked N89 million for dredging of drains and rivers in Kano in 2018 to prevent flooding. Commissioner for Environment in the state, Dr Ali Makoda, disclosed this on Saturday, May 26, 2018 after the launching of the exercise at River Jakara in Dala area of the state. He said that the dredging was an annual ...

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Group condemns killing of anti-pollution protesters in India

Chandra Bhushan

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has strongly condemned the killing of protesters in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. The residents of the area were protesting against the proposed doubling of capacity of the Vedanta group’s Sterlite copper plant. Further, citing long-festering pollution concerns, they were demanding permanent closure of the plant. “We condemn the killing of innocent protestors. Considering the history ...

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Rivers to establish tyres, waste recycling centres to curb soot pollution

soot port-harcourt

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that the government is planning to establish a centre to recycle used tyres and organic waste material to end soot menace in the state. Wike told newsman on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Port Harcourt, the state capital, that the government was also discussing with experts on other environmentally friendly ways to ...

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First ‘plastic free’ label to help shoppers curb pollution

A turtle eating plastic

New “plastic-free” logo launched in Britain on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 will allow shoppers to identify products with plastic packaging, as companies come under growing pressure to use green alternatives. Eight million tonnes of plastic – bottles, packaging and other waste – are dumped into the ocean every year. The dumped wastes kill marine life and enter the human food ...

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