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Engineers intensify campaign on proper management of e-waste

E-waste

The Nigeria Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) on Monday, March 18, 2019 said it would intensify campaign on proper waste management particularly, the electronic waste (e-waste) for a greener and safer environment. E-waste Chairperson of NIEE, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos at the sideline of the facility ...

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LAWMA to restore Lagos cleanliness

Waste disposal

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says it is working with its blueprint towards restoring Lagos to its former status of the cleanest cities in Nigeria. Waste disposal and management has posed a major challenge to authorities in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria The Public Relations Officer of LAWMA, Mr Obinna Onyenali, said on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 ...

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Sanwo-Olu urged to transform waste management industry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

A waste management specialist, Mr Olugbenga Adebola, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 advised the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ensure continuity in government polices to enhance the waste management industry. Babajide Sanwo-Olu Adebola, the spokesman for the Waste Management Association of Nigeria (AWAM), Lagos State Chapter, gave the advice when he congratulated him on his victory at the ...

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Women’s Day: Experts seek more participation of women in waste management

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola

Some experts on environmental management have called for gender balance in all aspects of human endeavours to enable them to contribute to the economic and structural development of the country, especially in managing waste. Women in waste management: Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Lagos, they also canvassed ...

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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: DW.com 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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