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Group inaugurates project to address pollution

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A not-for-profit organisation, Ecolife Conservation Initiative, says it has inaugurated an environmental sanitation project titled: “Keep Naija Clean, Make Life Better”, and aimed at addressing air, water and land pollution in the country. Mr Akubuike Chibuzor, Executive Director of the organisation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 that the project is aimed ...

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Kenya seeks to recycle 14,000 tonnes of plastic bottles by 2025

Plastic pollution

Kenya’s umbrella organisation of plastic recyclers on Thursday, November 29, 2018 said it planned to recycle 14,000 tonnes of plastic bottles by 2025 as it steps up efforts towards the management of plastic pollution. The Kenya PET Recycling Company (PETCO) is planning to spearhead the collection and recycling of 20 per cent of the plastic wastes by the end of ...

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Become part of the cloth diaper revolution

Cloth diaper

Baby diapers have become a huge industry in Nigeria, with brands such as Dr Brown, Sunfree, Cuddles, Mary Diamond and Rose Tenders starting to take over the market against the bigger competitors, Huggies and Pampers. With an estimated 26 million babies in Nigeria – 14% of the population, it is no wonder that these large companies are cashing in on the ...

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We’re cooperating with stakeholders to resolve waste management challenges, says NESREA

Dr. Lawrence Anukam,

Director General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Dr Lawrence Anukam, says the agency is working together with other stakeholders to proffer solutions to waste management challenges in the country. He disclosed this on Monday, November 12, 2018 in Abuja at the ongoing 8th Edition of National Regulatory Dialogue 2018. According to him, the agency has the responsibility ...

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Web-based tools to manage wastewater, faecal sludge launched

Faecal sludge treatment plant

The India-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has launched two web-based tools and platforms to help cities and individuals plan their sanitation interventions and manage wastewater. The first of these – SANi-KiT – is a web-based portal which offers a comprehensive collection of essential tools to enhance the capability of urban local bodies in India to prepare high quality, ...

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Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

Plastic pollution

Big brands – from Coke to Kellogg – pledged on Monday, October 29, 2018 to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution. The initiative comes as public pressure mounts on manufacturers and retailers to cut back the deluge of plastic packaging that is clogging landfills ...

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European Parliament approves single-use plastic ban

European Parliament

The European Parliament has approved a single-use plastic ban which will be put into place from 2021. The ban was first proposed in May following a flood of public support when the David Attenborough Blue Planet II series aired. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the ban on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. At present, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ...

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Nigeria drafts Plastic Management Policy

Plastic bottle scavengers

To cut the tide of proliferation of plastic waste materials in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Environment is preparing a new National Plastic Management policy. Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibrin, made this known at the 2018 National Health Advancement Conference organised by Help Keep Clean Foundation on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Abuja. The minister was represented ...

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Lagos restores door-to-door waste evacuation by PSP operators

waste managers

The Lagos State Government has met with PSP operators in waste management, saying they should go back to their various areas of operation and restore door-to-door evacuation of waste. Addressing operators at the meeting held at LAWMA Office in Ijora on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, stated that, in making good its promise to ...

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UN-Habitat urges adoption of 3Rs method for effective waste management

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has called for the adoption of 3Rs, Reduce, Recycling and Re-use of wastes for proper management and healthy society. Dr Odunbaku Omoh, Human Settlements Officer and Programme Manager, African Urban Agenda made the call on Monday, October 22 in Abuja at the event to commemorate 2018 Urban October organised in conjunction with the ...

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