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Environmental group develops Mobile App to track illegal dumpsites

Olusosun dumpsite

An environmental group, ‘’Let’s Do It Nigeria’’, said it had developed a mobile app to help track trash points and illegal dumpsite across the country. The Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the group, Gafar Olorunleke, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Lagos. Olorunleke said the mobile app ...

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Refuse invasion: A looming epidemic outbreak in Lagos?

Heaps of refuse on a Lagos feeder road

A visit to every nook and cranny of Lagos these days is something to forget in a hurry. What welcome passers-by are not the beautiful flower hedges or finely tarred roads expected of a mega city. Rather, it is the stench oozing from the heaps of refuse dotting major roads and feeder streets in the state. No thanks to the ...

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Lagos residents fault Visionscape’s performance claim

Cart pushers

Following the claim of Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS) that it had made some progress in a very short time of working in Lagos State, residents say the city “is becoming dirtier” than the company met it. VSS Head of Corporate Communications, Motunrayo Elias, recently claimed that, “though the organisation commenced full operations in January this year, some progress had been ...

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We invested over N6b, created 25,000 jobs in 20 years – Lagos waste managers

waste managers

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), known as Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators, says it has invested over N6 billion in waste management industry in Lagos State in the last 20 years. AWAM Chairman, Oladipo Egbeyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, March 26, 2018 in Lagos that members of the association had provided over 25,000 ...

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Researcher urges government support in waste conversion processes

Plastic bottles

A researcher, Mr Gbenga Aina, has appealed to the Federal Government and Lagos State Government to support researches and inventions in waste conversion processes. Aina, who is also a geologist, made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, March 26, 2018. He said that he had developed a process and machine which ...

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We cleared 2,000 ‘black spots’ in Lagos, says Visionscape

Lagos refuse

An Environmental Utility Company, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS), has cleaned up over 2,000 black spots, otherwise known as illegal dump sites in Lagos State. The Director of Operations, VSS, Mr Kiran Reddy, made this known during an interactive session with newsmenin Lagos on Friday, March 23, 2018. Reddy said the black spots intervention started in July 2017 and the company ...

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Environmentalists want government to ban use of polythene bags

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Some environmentalists on Monday, March 19, 2018 called on the government to ban the use of polythene bags to safeguard the environment and health of the citizens. The environmentalists made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. They, however, advocated the use of biodegradable products as an environmentally-friendly solution to polythene bags. According ...

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Global Recycling Day: Stakeholders collaborate to raise awareness

Global Recycling Day

Environmental enthusiasts in Nigeria on Saturday, March 17, 2018 joined other folks across the world to mark the inaugural Global Recycling Day with an event “A Walk for Sustainability and Recycling” in Abuja. The walk was put together by a leading recycling company in Nigeria, Chanja Datti Recycling, in collaboration with Transcorp Hilton, #PickThatTrash initiative, and “Stop Don’t Drop”. Participants ...

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Global Recycling Day: Contemplate resource, not waste

Recycling Day infographic

The first ever “Global Recycling Day” was observed on Sunday, March 18, 2018, with a call by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) for all to not only reduce waste and increase recycling, but also to view recyclables as a resource, and not waste. The aim of the Global Recycling Day, which coincides with the BIR’s 70th anniversary, is to ...

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LAGBUS loses seven vehicles in Olusosun dumpsite fire


The morning fire on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos burnt seven buses belonging to LAGBUS Asset Management Limited, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has learnt. A LAGBUS official, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN on Thursday in Lagos that, due to the thick smoke still surrounding the area, the company was yet to make further assessment of ...

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