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How Innovation in plastic management will advance Africa’s efforts in realising SDGs

Plastic pollution

Current waste management practices in Africa are causing major economic, social and environmental impacts. The rise in plastic consumption combined with weak waste collection infrastructure is resulting in increased marine plastic litter, which is negatively impacting coastal economies. Poor dumping, disposal and burning of waste is causing greenhouse gases to escalate, which is polluting both ground and surface water. It ...

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LAWMA takes community clean-up campaign initiative to Epe

Ibrahim Odumboni

The Chairman of Epe Local Government, Ms Surah Animashaun, has promised to work with the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) by mobilising residents to pay their waste bills and dispose their waste properly. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Animashaun said this at the Council Secretariat, Ita-Marun, Epe, when the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, ...

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Kano sets up committees to monitor gardens, refuse collection

Kabiru Getso

The Kano State Government has set up two committees to monitor gardens and refuse collection in the state. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso A statement signed on Sunday, October 17, 2021 by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Mr Sanusi Kofarnaisa, disclosed that the aim is to  ensure a healthy and cleaner environment. The ...

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COVID-19 informed fresh contents, increased waste generation – PAVE study

Covid waste

The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) under the IPEN Toxics-Free SDGs (TFSDGs) Projects Phase 3 on COVID-19 Chemicals and Wastes, has concluded a Research Study on COVID-19 Impacts on Chemicals and Wastes in Nigeria, with the objective of documenting Covid-19 impacts on chemicals and waste in Nigeria and make necessary policy recommendation. Covid-19 related waste In a statement. Mr. Anthony ...

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Scheme seeks solutions to curb plastic usage in Africa

Plastic pollution

The Afri-Plastics Challenge has now launched its second strand, Creating Solutions. This Strand invites individuals or organisations with a new or early-stage idea that seeks to reduce or eliminate plastic usage across sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the Afri-Plastics Challenge. Plastic pollution In recent years, the demand for plastic has substantially increased in sub-Saharan Africa with over 17 million tonnes ...

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World Cleanup Day: Foundation adopts cleaning of two Lagos beaches

Lafiaji Beach

Sterling One Foundation on Saturday, September 25, 2021 adopted the cleaning of Lafiaji and Iwerekun beaches in Lagos, as part of the activities to mark the 2021 World Cleanup Day. Volunteers at the cleanup exercise at Lafiaji Beach Mrs Olapeju Ibekwe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sterling One Foundation, expressed delight in welcoming many volunteers who turned out to identify with ...

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Environmental sanitation: Bauchi engages 672 youths

Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi State Commission for Youths and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWARD) says it has engaged no fewer than 672 youths to clean up  the major streets in the state. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Mr Tanko Dutse,  the chairman of the commission, stated this on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in an interview in Bauchi, the state capital. He  said ...

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Environment group wants governments to address indiscriminate waste disposal

Green Janitors

The Green Janitors Sustainable Initiative (GJSI) has urged the Federal, State and Local Governments to address the indiscriminate waste disposal in parts of the country. The Volunteers of Green Janitors in a group photograph during the 2021 World Cleanup Day in Bariga GJSI’s Executive Director, Mr Abdul-Salam Ashade, made the appeal in a statement on Thursday, September 23, 2021 in ...

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Investors commit N10bn to waste management in Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government has handed over waste management in the state to three investors, who are committing N10 billion to the project. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State Mr Yusuf Othman, the Director of Environment,  Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, made this known in an interview in Kaura, Kaduna State. Othman, who spoke on the sideline of a ...

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Geocycle: Lafarge turns industrial waste to profit


Lafarge Africa Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to working at the highest level towards reducing the impact of industrial waste as it announced the commencement of 2021 Geocycle Week. Lafarge The Head of Geocycle, Lafarge Africa, Mr Daniel Adedokun, gave this indication in a statement on Monday, September 20, 2021 in Lagos. The theme of the Geocycle week is: “Think ...

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