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Govt urged to provide policy for sustainable wastewater management system

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The Society for Promotion of People`s Right, an NGO, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 appealed to the Federal Government to provide sustainable strategies for wastewater management in the country. In 2030, emissions from municipal wastewater systems are projected to be 609 MtCO2e. Nigeria is second biggest emitter out of the five in the illustration Mr Williams Osaze, the President of ...

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Germany wants companies to pay for litter from single-use items

Svenja Schulze

The German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, on Monday, August 12, 2019 announced plans to force companies that manufacture single-use disposable products, such as cigarettes or coffee cups to contribute to the cleaning and maintenance of streets and parks. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze According to Schulze, inattentive littering in public spaces is running rampant and to help curb littering, companies ...

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Germany working on laws to ban plastic bags

Svenja Schulze

German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, says she is working on laws to ban plastic bags. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Schulze made this known in an interview on Sunday, August 11, 2019 with the Bild newspaper. “My ministry is currently working on the legal regulations for a plastic bag ban,” Schulze said. She added that a voluntary agreement with businesses ...

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Operators of Lagos toxic waste factory apprehended

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Police in Lagos State have arrested two Chinese, Lin Piehao, 22 and Li Ruoneng, 27, who allegedly operate a factory where e-waste is illegally assembled and exported to China and Vietnam. E-waste A competent police source who confirmed the arrest to journalists on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Lagos, said operatives from Area “F” Command, Ikeja, uncovered the factory through ...

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Govt establishes waste management plants in 26 states

Ibukun Odusote

Towards complementing the efforts of state governments at facilitating clean environment and preventing environmental pollution from solid waste disposal in the country, the Federal Ministry of Environment has established community waste management facilities in 26 states of the Federation. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote, made ...

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Expert sets agenda for minister on environment

Prof. Oladele Osibanjo

A waste management expert, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, has advised the incoming Minister of Environment to prioritise approval of a national policy on solid and hazardous waste management and regulations. Prof. Oladele Osibanjo Osibanjo, President, Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. According ...

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LAWMA shuts down Sangotedo market over poor sanitation state

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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Friday, July 5, 2019 ordered the closure of the business activities at Sangotedo Market, at the Eti Osa Local Government Area in the state. LAWMA officials during an early morning operation  The directive was given by LAWMA Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Folasade Kadiri, adding that the closure was due to indiscriminate dumping of ...

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NCC collaborates with relevant organisations to eliminate e-waste

E-waste

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is collaborating with relevant agencies to eliminate e-waste of fake handsets in the sector and Nigeria at large. E-waste Director, Zonal Operations Department, NCC, Mrs Amina Shehu, made this known at a sensitisation visit by NCC officials to Bwari Area Council on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Abuja. She said the commission was ...

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Manufacturers urged to manage waste to curb environmental degradation

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulation Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Friday, June 21, 2019 urged manufacturers to carefully manage their waste and electronic gadgets to prevent environmental degradation. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Prof. Aliyu Jauro, the Director-General of NESREA, gave the advice at an Interactive Forum with members of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Lagos. Represented by ...

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Lagos fishing community wants LAWMA to curtail Lagoon waste pollution

Ogundimu Fishing Community

Some representatives of Ogundimu Fishing Community, Iwaya in Lagos on Thursday, June 20, 2019 appealed to the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to curtail drifting of debris and refuse down their end of the Lagoon. Ogundimu Fishing Community, Iwaya, Lagos They made the appeal in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the ...

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