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SON, stakeholders develop standards for recycled plastic bottles

Plastic bottles

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and stakeholders in the food industry have collaborated to develop a standard for recycled plastic pet bottles. Disposal of waste plastic bottles. Photo credit: Al Goldis / Associated Press The Director-General of SON, Mr Osita Aboloma, made this known at a Technical Committee Meeting on Polymer and Related Products on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 ...

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UNIDO tasks society on national policy on solid waste management

Jean Bakole

The United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) has challenged the Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) to ensure the enforcement of National Policy on Waste Management developed by the Federal Ministry of Environment. UNIDO Nigeria Country Representative, Mr Jean Bakole Mr Jean Bakole, the Regional Director, UNIDO, gave the advice on the sidelines of the roundtable talk and exhibition on Plastic ...

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Chinese Customs sends back over 25 tons of waste

Li Keqiang

Customs in the city of Dalian in North-East China’s Liaoning Province said on Wednesday they had ordered the shipping of 25.5 tons of smuggled solid waste back to where it originated from. China’s Premier, Li Keqiang The Dalian Customs said the waste, accompanied with fake documents, was seized during checks by customs officers who found the appearance and odour of ...

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Recyclepoint, British American Tobacco sign MoU on corporate waste recycling

Waste recycling

Recyclepoint and British America Tobacco (BAT), West Africa on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on corporate waste recycling programme to promote and inculcate the habit of wastes sorting. Industrial waste recycling process The Chief Executive Officer of Recyclepoint, Mazi Alison Ukonu, said at the ceremony that it was part of the company’s sustainability week to ...

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Cleanup Day: Volunteers scrub Abuja, clamour public infrastructure

World Cleanup Day

September 21 of each year is a day set aside for worldwide action on the solid waste problem and, tagged “World Cleanup Day”, attracts some 380 million participants, representing 5% of the world’s population. A group of volunteers at the World Cleanup Day exercise in Abuja The day’s activities include litter picking, awareness creation and sensitisation among people in rural ...

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Nestlé, Wecyclers partnership to empower 15,000 Nigerians


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Nestlé Nigeria Plc, a leading food and beverages company, and Wecyclers on Friday, September 20, 2019 will see no fewer than 15,000 Nigerians empowered through an extended plastic waste recovery system. L-R: Regional Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager, Nestle CWAR, Mrs Kemisola Ajasa; Business Executive Officer, Nestle Waters Nigeria, Mr Rabie Issa; Managing ...

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Namibia imposes levies on imports of plastic bags, batteries

Hage Geingob

The Namibian government on Monday, September 16, 2019 gazetted a new regulation imposing an environmental levy on imports of plastic carrier bags, disposable batteries including car and truck batteries. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia The announcement was made by the Ministry of Finance under government notice number 226 published in the latest government gazette. The Namibian Ministry of Finance said ...

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Health, environment ministries renew partnership on medical waste management

Medical waste

The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud, says the ministry has renewed its partnership with its health counterpart on medical waste management in the country. Medical waste Mahmoud, who was represented by Mr Theodore Nwaokwe, a Director in the ministry, said this on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the 62nd National Council on Health (NCH), meeting in Asaba, Delta State. The ...

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Sort waste for recycling, LAWMA urges Lagos residents


The Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has urged residents to sort waste at source by dropping all recyclable items in one bag and other waste items in another for easy recycling. Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin (left), giving ‘Blue Box’ bags for recyclable materials to a market woman, Mrs Ugo Ebillah, ...

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Energy saving bulbs potentially carcinogenic, says e-waste expert

Energy-saving bulbs

An electronic waste expert, Dr Ifeanyi Ochonogor, has cautioned Nigerians on usage and disposal of energy conserving bulbs, saying they contain several carcinogenic chemicals that can induce the growth of cancerous cells and thus injurious to human health. Energy-saving bulbs Ochonogor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday, August 25, 2019 that a lot of scientific ...

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