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Lagos among world’s dirtiest cities, say waste managers

Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM)

The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), popularly known as Public Private Participation (PSP), says Lagos State has now become one of the dirtiest cities in the world. Vice-Chairman of AWAM, Mr David Oriyomi, who made the assertion on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Lagos while speaking with newsmen, said the city had become dirty due to deliberate attempts ...

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World Cleanup Day: Group clears 250 tonnes of trash nationwide

Coastal cleanup

An environmental group, “Let’s Do It! Nigeria”, has mobilised stakeholders to clear 249.63 tonnes of trash nationwide, to commemorate the 2018 World Cleanup Day (WCD). Publicity Manager of the group, Mr Gafar Olorunleke, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Lagos. Olorunleke said that the group, in partnership ...

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India may construct buildings from recycled plastic

Plastics dress

Research from Bath University has revealed that sustainable construction could be a solution to India’s plastic waste crisis. The study, in partnership with colleagues from Goa Engineering College India, demonstrated that replacing 10 per cent of sand in concrete with plastic waste could simultaneously solve a national sand shortage and reduce the growing amounts of rubbish on the streets. The ...

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Kenyan manufacturers sign MOU with environmentalists to manage plastic bottles

Plastic bottles

Kenya’s manufacturers’ lobby group on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with environmental conservation groups to promote the effective management of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) containers and bottles. Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and the groups resolved to take measures to encourage recycling and re-use of plastic bottles across the country. Mucai Kunyiha, KAM Vice-Chairperson, said that as ...

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UN-backed ocean cleanup to remove 1.8tr plastic debris

Plastic pollution

A UN-backed ocean cleanup vessel aiming at cleaning up 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean has left San Francisco, California on its first voyage. The vessel consists of a 600-metre long floater that sits at the surface of the water and a tapered three-metre deep skirt attached below which catches plastic debris. The cleanup system, designed ...

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World Cleanup Day: Group set to stage massive cleanup action in Nigeria

Ibeshe Waterfront

An environmental group, “Let’s Do It! Nigeria”, says it is set to stage a massive action to commemorate September 15, 2018 World Cleanup Day in 27 locations across the country. A Director in Let’s Do it! Nigeria, Mr Gafar Olorunleke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, September 11 that the group had the mandate and vision for ...

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Why we sacked 18 area managers, by Visionscape

John Irvine

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS) Ltd. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 attributed the termination of appointment of 18 area managers of the organisation on April 13, 2018, to business restructuring. The Chief Executive Officer of VSS, Mr John Irvine, gave the clarification in a statement in Lagos, explaining that there was a cohesive change in the scope of the company’s contract, ...

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Lagos blames private waste operators for refuse scourge

waste managers

Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Environment, Mr Babatunde Hunpe, has assured Lagosians that the state government is making efforts to ensure that refuse disappear in Lagos streets. Hunpe gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Badagry on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. According to him, government is working with the experts in ...

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Cross River warns against dumping of refuse in water channels

Gov Ben Ayade

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has warned residents living in flooded areas in Calabar metropolis to desist from dumping refuse along the water channels. Mr John Inaku, Director General of SEMA in the state, gave the warning on Monday, September 3, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar, the state capital. ...

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Enugu sensitises residents on use of plastics

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

The Enugu State Government says it has begun public sensitisation on ways to minimise the use of plastics to reduce environmental problems in the state. Mr Nnamdi Arum, the Head of Climate Change Department, Enugu Ministry of Environment, made this disclosure to the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday, August 31, 2018. Arum said that plastics and ...

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