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Lagos clamours effective management of construction, demolition, disaster waste

Lagos waste

The Lagos State Government says proper management of Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW) will ensure sustainable environment. L-R: Managing Director, LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin; Lecturer, Department of Building, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr Wahab Bolaji; and Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, during the Stakeholders’ Forum on Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW) Management in Lagos State, on Thursday ...

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Foundation sensitises e-waste handlers on safe management

E-waste

A non-governmental organisation, E-waste Relief Foundation (ERF), has called on electronic waste (e-waste) handlers to practise safe e-waste management to avoid any harm to man and its environment. E-waste The ERF President, Dr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, made the call in Lagos on Monday, November 25, 2019. Ochonogor said that there had been consistent mismanagement of e-waste by the informal sector, thereby ...

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Nigeria considers five-year moratorium ahead of plastic ban

NCE 2019

Nigeria will place a total ban on single-use plastic products in 2025 if proposals being tinkered with eventual see the light of the day. Delegates at the 13th National Council on Environment (NCE) in Kaduna However, between now and the targeted date, what looks like a temporary prohibition of the use of the globally contentious material will be in place. ...

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Concern over indiscriminate dumping of waste on Lagos roads

Waste disposal

Some commuters plying the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos on Friday, November 22, 2019 expressed displeasure over indiscriminate dumping of waste by residents and traders on the highways. Waste disposal and management has posed a major challenge to authorities in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in the Mile ...

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Society advocates laws for petrochemical waste disposal

Nigerian Thoracic Society

The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has called on the Federal Government to enact laws that would compel petrochemical companies to properly dispose the waste product of their refining process. L-R: President of Nigerian Thoracic Society, Professor Etete Peters; former Chief Medical Director of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Professor Rowland Ndoma-Egba (middle); and Chairman of Cross River State House Committee ...

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Lagos to wield big stick over indiscriminate refuse dumping

Mudashiru Obasa

The Lagos State House of Assembly has directed Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fully enforce relevant environmental laws against indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the state. Mr Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly The House made the resolution following a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Sanai Agunbiade, representing Ikorodu I, on Monday, November 18, 2019. The House ...

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PAVE collaborates with Japan, UNEP on Nigeria mercury survey project

PAVE

Nigeria and Japan have undertaken a waste management initiative aimed at obtaining information of mercury emission and release from landfill facilities. Representatives of IDEA Consultants, government organisations and PAVE during a meeting Ahead of a major survey scheduled to hold by January 2010, consultants, civil society organisations, government officials and representatives of the Japanese government have commenced moves to actualise ...

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Govt, group collaborate to regulate e-waste production, disposal

ewaste

The Ministry of Science and Technology says it will collaborate with E-waste Producer Responsibility Organisation Nigeria (EPRON) to ensure effective waste management in the country. Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as computers, TV-sets, fridges and cell phones is said to be one the fastest growing waste streams globally Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed ...

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ICCDI Africa entry wins SAGE Climate Pitch Competition

SAGE Africa

The S.A.G.E. Innovation Centre has announced that the winner of the Climate Pitch Competition Award 2019 is the initiative “Teach Recycling Early”, an initiative of the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI). ICCDI Africa officials being presented with a cheque The winning entry is a platform aimed at primary and secondary schools that educates children on key environmental projects like waste ...

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Environmentalist calls for patience to achieve effective waste management in Lagos

waste managers

An environmentalist, Mr Alex Akhigbe, has urged Lagos State residents to exercise patience as regards effective waste management issues. Waste management in Lagos Akhigbe, the President of Africa Cleanup Initiative (ACI), made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. “There are so many sides to achieving sustainable and ...

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