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Tanzania will not ease ban on trade in hazardous wastes – Minister

January Makamba

Tanzania on Monday, April 15, 2019 said it would not relax a ban imposed in March on import and export of hazardous wastes, local media reported. January Makamba “The ban still stands because we want to be certain of what is imported or exported,” January Makamba, minister of state in the Vice-President’s Office responsible for environment, said. “We also want ...

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Why dumpsites should not be sited close to residential areas, by ecologist

Olusosun dumpsite

An ecologist, Mr Habib Omotosho, has urged government at all levels to address the issue of situating dumps close to residential areas. Scavengers at the Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos Omotosho, the National Coordinator, Environmental Advancement Initiative, an NGO, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He said ...

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Abuja chamber advocates creation of wealth from waste in states

Waste recycling

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) says there is a need to create waste to wealth management in all local government areas in the country. Industrial waste recycling process Mr Adetokunbo Kayode, the President of the chamber, made the call in Abuja on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 during a Waste to Wealth Roundtable and Exhibition, organised by the chamber. ...

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LAWMA unveils plan to convert agro-forestry waste to wealth

Akinwunmi Ambode

Consultant on Business Development to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Bode Fanimo, on Monday, April 1, 2019 said that the authority had acquired briquette-making machine to help in converting waste resources in the state into wealth. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State Fanimo disclosed that the briquette-making facility after its inauguration, was handed over to the Lagos ...

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Nigeria’s Wecyclers wins €220,000 Prize in waste management

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola

Wecyclers, a Lagos-based waste recycling company, has won the 2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize worth €220,000 (N104 million) for its development work in Africa. Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, founder of Wecyclers Herve Lisoir, Coordinator Africa and Developing countries, King Baudouin Foundation, told newsmen on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 that Wecyclers won the prize for its contribution to solving waste management ...

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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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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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