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

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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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Urban October: Government clamours new attitude on waste management

Urban October

The Federal Government has called for new attitude among Nigerians toward waste management to develop sustainable and resilient cities. Minister of Power Works and Housing I, Mustapha Shehuri, made the call at an event to commemorate 2018 Urban October, organised by the ministry on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Abuja. Urban October, celebrated every first Monday of October, comprises of ...

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Group clamours stringent measures, policies to address e-waste management

E-waste

The Vice-Chairman, E-Waste Relief Foundation (ERF), Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, has called for stringent measures and pragmatic policies to address the management of electronic waste in the country. Osibanjo made the call on the sidelines of a one-day capacity building workshop organised for the informal sector on the handling and proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste). He described the influx of ...

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World Habitat Day: Effectively managing community waste

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The state of Lagos in Nigeria is currently having its fair share of waste management challenges, which is giving the government as well as the governed a cause for concern. But solid waste management is a global issue that affects everyone, the United Nations has said. According to the global body, the amount of waste produced by individuals is growing ...

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World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

waste disposal

Global waste could grow by 70 per cent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank. South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish. Countries could reap economic and environmental benefits by better collecting, recycling and disposing of trash, according to a report. The report calculated that a third of the ...

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Group organises nationwide cleanup to celebrate Independence Day

Clean-up

An environmental group, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI), has launched a cleanup project tagged “Green Independence Cleanup” or GIC to celebrate the Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day. Mr Alex Akhigbe, the Chief Environmental Officer and Co-founder of ACI, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday, September 20, 2018. He said that the cleanup project, ...

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Lagos among world’s dirtiest cities, say waste managers

Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM)

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), popularly known as Public Private Participation (PSP), says Lagos State has now become one of the dirtiest cities in the world. Vice-Chairman of AWAM, Mr David Oriyomi, who made the assertion on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Lagos while speaking with newsmen, said the city had become dirty due to deliberate attempts ...

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World Cleanup Day: Group clears 250 tonnes of trash nationwide

Coastal cleanup

An environmental group, “Let’s Do It! Nigeria”, has mobilised stakeholders to clear 249.63 tonnes of trash nationwide, to commemorate the 2018 World Cleanup Day (WCD). Publicity Manager of the group, Mr Gafar Olorunleke, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Lagos. Olorunleke said that the group, in partnership ...

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India may construct buildings from recycled plastic

Plastics dress

Research from Bath University has revealed that sustainable construction could be a solution to India’s plastic waste crisis. The study, in partnership with colleagues from Goa Engineering College India, demonstrated that replacing 10 per cent of sand in concrete with plastic waste could simultaneously solve a national sand shortage and reduce the growing amounts of rubbish on the streets. The ...

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