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Lagos to ban single-use plastics

Plastic pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) says it is set to ban all single-use plastics within its premises from January 13, 2020. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: General Manager, LASEPA, Dr Dolapo Fasawe, said in a statement on Friday, January 10 that the move was to protect the environment ...

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Don seeks legislation on control of e-waste in Nigeria


A don, Prof. Yinusa Adediran, has called on the Federal Government to enact and enforce laws on collection, recovery, re-use and recycling of e-waste in Nigeria. Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as computers, TV-sets, fridges and cell phones is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU Adediran, who is of the Department of Electrical and ...

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Kuje residents decry poor waste management

waste evacuation

Residents of Kuje Area Council in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have decried the inability of the council administration to properly evacuate waste in the area. Officials of one of the AEPB waste evacuation contractors, on duty in Abuja The residents were reacting to the rising heaps of refuse left uncleared along major roads and open areas across the ...

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Waste from agricultural produce blamed on ineffective use of preservation technology

Agricultural waste

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has blamed the increasing waste from agricultural produce on poor use of technologies meant for food preservation in the country. Agricultural waste Olawale, a fellow of the Nigerian Agriculture and Extension Liaison Service (NAERLS), said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Lagos. The ...

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German household waste per capita down in 2018

Svenja Schulze

The German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Friday, December 27, 2019 that its volume of household waste per capita fell by 1.5 per cent from 462 kg to 455kg in 2018. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Destatis said that the main reason for the decrease was the strong decline in bio-waste volumes caused by the extreme drought in 2018. ...

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Firm promises to curb agric waste, improve value chain

Agricultural waste

An agritech company, Cellulant Corporation, has decided to eliminate waste in the Nigerian agriculture sector and improve its value chain through improved technology. Agricultural waste The Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Ken Njoroge, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Njoroge noted the opportunities and advantages in the Nigerian and African agriculture ...

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Nigerians urged to imbibe waste recycling culture

Plastic bottle scavengers

The Beach Samaritans Initiative (BSI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of waste management and recycling for a cleaner and beautiful environment. Plastic bottle scavengers and their wares at the Epe Landfill Site BSI coordinators, Mr Pelu Awofeso and Mrs Adesola Alamutu, gave the advice at the first Beach Conference, Exhibition and Annual Lecture held ...

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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


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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