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Shoprite to remove waste in communities in Nigeria, eight others

Shoprite

The Shoprite Group has concluded plans to stage what looks like Africa’s biggest clean-up at which over 6,000 people in nine countries are expected to participate in almost 500 events from July 14 to 18, 2018 to remove waste from communities. In Nigeria, the retail giant, which is of South African origin, is partnering with indigenous recycling outfit, Wecyclers, to ...

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Shopping malls urged to establish plastics recycling plants

Shoprite

An ecologist, Mr Dennis Ugwuja, has urged shopping malls to establish plastics recycling plants to support the efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the country. Ugwuja, who is the Executive Director, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative, an NGO, gave the advice in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, June 25, 2018. “All big shopping ...

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Accurate data, collaboration necessary for waste management – Environmentalist

waste compactors

An environmentalist, Dr Abdulganiyu Adelopo, has said that effective waste management will require accurate data generation and collaboration with the academia. Adelopo, Quality Control Officer, Works and Physical Department, University of Lagos, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. “For the government to plan sustainable waste management ...

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Lagos, PSP operators still at loggerheads over refuse evacuation

waste managers

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM) says conditions of operation in Lagos State have become unsuitable and undermining its members’ jobs. Chairman of AWAM, Mr Oladipo Egbeyemi, said on Sunday, June 24, 2018 that there was an effort to undermine AWAM members, popularly known as Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators, in waste management in the state. Egbeyemi spoke ...

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Clean Games: Ogun residents sensitised to effective waste management

Bolaji-Oyeleye

Residents of Sagamu in Ogun State have been, courtesy of the Clean Games, sensitised to proper and effective waste sorting, recycling and disposal. The Clean Games Sagamu was organised by the Let’s do it Nigeria group in collaboration with Junior Chamber International (JCI) on Saturday, June 23, 2018. The first Clean Games in Africa was held at Oja-Oba, Ekiti State, on ...

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Beat Plastic Pollution: Why aviation sector is the focus – NES, FAAN

Aviation

Against the backdrop of the theme of the 2018 World Environment Day (WED), the duo of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the aviation sector is the main area of note. The theme of the 2018 WED is: “Beat Plastic Pollution”. At an event held in Lagos on June 5 to ...

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Beat Plastic Pollution: Group promotes educational tour to recycling firms

Waste recycling

One of Nigeria’s leading environmental advocacy groups, #PickThatTrash, on Monday, June 18, 2018, used the public holiday as an occasion to lead a group of young people for an educational tour to two recycling plants in Abuja – Chanja Datti Recycling Limited and Environmental Expressions Limited. The aim of the educational tour was to bring the average young person closer ...

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Ogun legislators summon commissioner over illicit dumping of refuse

Bolaji-Oyeleye

The Ogun House of Assembly on Thursday, June 21, 2018 summoned the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Bolaji Oyeleye, to appear before it to explain why a neighbouring state was illegally dumping its refuse within the state’s territory. Speaker of the House, Mr Suraj Adekunbi, announced this while responding to the submission of Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Deputy Speaker, who ...

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Creating aggressive campaigns to end plastic pollution

Plastic bottle scavengers

Some environmentalists have called on the government and other stakeholders in the environment to start aggressive campaigns to change the public attitude and behaviour toward the use and disposal of plastics. They proffered solutions to plastic pollution in line with the theme of the 2018 World Environment Day which is: “Beat Plastic Pollution’’. Mr Richard Inyamkume, the Senior Programme Officer, ...

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Government urged to play pivotal role in waste recycling

Waste recycling

An environmentalist, Lolade Oresanwo, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 urged the Federal Government to play a pivotal role to driving waste recycling activities in the country. Oresanwo, the co-founder of West Africa Energy, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that improved waste recycling would facilitate efforts to combat plastic pollution and other environmental hazards in the country. “The ...

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