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How to curb plastic pollution, by environmentalist

Plastic bottle scavengers

An environmentalist, Ms Gloria Bulus, has stressed the need to curb the menace of plastic pollution in drainage and waterways for a safer environment. Plastic bottle scavengers and their wares at the Epe Landfill Site/EcoPark in Lagos, Nigeria Bulus, the founder of Bridge-That-Gap Initiative, highlighted means of curtailing plastic pollution in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...

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Kenyan manufacturers endorse global charter on management of plastic waste

Sachen Gudka

Kenyan manufacturers on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 pledged support for a global initiative to manage plastic waste that had worsened pollution of marine life and other biodiversity hotspots in rapidly developing economies. Sachen Gudka, Chairperson of Kenya Association of Manufacturers Sachen Gudka, Chairperson of Kenya Association of Manufacturers, said endorsement of the Ocean Plastics Charter by local industries would stimulate ...

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WWF calls for UN convention on plastic waste in the sea

Plastic pollution

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has called for a UN convention to prevent the pollution of the oceans with plastic waste. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: At the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi next week, the starting gun could be fired, Bernhard Bauske, who is in charge of ...

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Waste management concerns as first rainfall floods Abuja

Abuja flood

Some residents of Abuja have raised alarm over the damage caused by flooding after the first rainfall on Friday, March 1, 2019. A flooded road in Abuja after a heavy downpour After the first rainfall in Abuja, some residents of the Federal Housing (FHA) in Lugbe woke up to find their roads and homes flooded with their property floating. A ...

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American scientists devise ‘greener’ way to recycle plastic bottles

Plastic pollution

American scientists have developed what appears to be a more effective and greener way to recycle the single-use plastics made from a common polyester material. Plastic pollution The greener way to recycle could help protect oceans from plastic waste by jumpstarting the recycled plastics market. The researchers from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) combined reclaimed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) ...

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Women urged to invest in waste management business

Waste disposal

An expert in waste management, Mrs Sade Nubi, has called on women at various levels to embrace and invest in the waste management business to add value to their livelihood. Waste disposal and management has posed a major challenge to authorities in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria Nubi, an engineer with Works and Physical Planning Department of the ...

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LAWMA to wind down Olusosun landfill

Olusosun dumpsite

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says it is planning to wind down the Olusosun Dumpsite and close it properly, being an artificial hill. Capping at the Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos Mr Ola Oresanya, the LAWMA Managing Director, dropped the hint on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Oresanya said ...

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Government, HYPREP cautioned over Ogoni clean-up waste management

Oil spill pollution

The Head, Environment and Conservation, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), Dr Kabari Sam, is worried over waste management issues under the clean-up programme. While cautioning against the possibility of a region-wide contamination of land, he wants an Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre (ICSMC) or a Mini Soil Management Centre (MSMC) to be in place A water body ...

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Over 100 Indian cities commit to adopt sustainable waste management practices

Chandra Bhushan

“Keeping our cities clean by only collecting and disposing wastes is not sufficient. What is required is source-segregation, proper treatment, recycle and reuse of the waste. Zero landfill should be the goal of municipal waste management in India,” said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), at the inaugural session of the Regional Meeting for Eastern ...

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UK, Europe’s worst offender, ‘illegally’ exports electronic waste to Nigeria, others


A new report has found that Britain is the worst offender in Europe for illegally exporting toxic electronic waste. 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 The report, commissioned by the environmental watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN), studied 10 countries, including Austria, Germany, ...

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