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LAWMA threatens to close Ladipo Market over indiscriminate waste disposal

Ladipo Market

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) said on Friday, February 8, 2019 that it might close Ladipo Market in Mushin, till further notice, if the waste situation continued unabated. Ladipo Market LAWMA’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Obinna Onyenali, said that the attention of the authority had been drawn to the unwholesome environmental practices being carried out by traders at the ...

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NESREA advises Gombe residents to stop burning waste openly


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 cautioned residents of Gombe State against open burning of wastes, to protect the environment. Gombe Mr Daniel Wuave, the Gombe State Coordinator of NESREA, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, the state capital. He said the burning ...

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Kenya launches plastic bottle recycling initiative in schools

Mohamed Elmi

Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) on Friday, February 1, 2019 launched an initiative to engage public schools in safe disposal and recycling of plastic bottles. Mohamed Elmi Chief Administrative Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mohamed Elmi, said this at the launching of the programme. Senior officials said the ...

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Germany, Sierra Leone plan to treat plastic wastes in ships


Institute of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone are in partnership with Technolog Services Gmbh, Nehlsen Saubere Leistung and Bremen University of Applied Sciences (all in Germany) in the areas of plastic waste recycling. The plastic waste treatment facility is inbuilt in a vessel that will treat wastes in Sierra Leone and other nations on ...

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Government urged to legislate use of less plastics for manufacturing

Nasiru Idris

A don, Prof. Nasiru Idris, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 urged the Federal Government to legislate the use of less plastics by manufacturers for products packaging to curb plastic waste pollution in the country. Prof Nasiru Idris Idris, who is Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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Bali to impose ‘tourist tax’ for plastic pollution


The city of Bali in Indonesia has announced plans to implement a tourist tax which targets plastic pollution. Picking discarded plastics in Bali The Jakarta Post has reported that Bali has drafted a bylaw on tourist contributions for the environment and cultural preservation. The “tourist tax” will involve a fee of $10 for overseas visitors to the island. The Indonesian ...

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Adidas to produce 11m pairs of shoes made from recycled plastic in 2019


Sportswear manufacturer, Adidas AG, has announced its commitment to make 11 million pairs of shoes made from recycled plastic in 2019. Adidas footwear. Photo credit: Adidas In 2018, Adidas produced five million shoes made from recycled plastic. This year, to curb the growing plastic pollution, the firm has committed to over doubling this figure. Adidas has collaborated with Parley for ...

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Board reviews law to tackle Abuja’s growing environmental challenge


The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says it has commenced the review of its Act No 10 of 1997 to address emerging environmental challenges in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Abuja city gate AEPB Director, Mr Baba-Shehu Lawan, said this in Abuja on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at a two-day Management/Stakeholders Retreat. Lawan said that the review would ensure ...

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Abuja council official warns against indiscriminate waste disposal

waste evacuation

Head of Environment Department, Gwagwalada Area Council, Mr Tijani Ado, has told residents of the area to desist from indiscriminate waste dumping. Officials of one of the AEPB waste evacuation contractors, on duty in Garki Area of Abuja Ado, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada on Friday, January 25, 2019, said that indiscriminate waste ...

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Kaduna engages new solid waste management company

Amina Sijuwade

The Kaduna State Government has engaged the services of Cape Gate Investment Company Ltd. as its new service provider on solid waste management in the state. Amina Sijuwade, Kaduna State Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hajia Amina Sijuwade, on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 said that the engagement was after the contract expiration ...

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