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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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Germany’s new packaging law to boost recycling, waste disposal transparency

Svenja Schulze

Far-reaching new rules applicable to packaging disposal became operational from January 1, 2019 in Germany. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The law states that significantly more packaging must be recycled, even as new standards determine to what extent a packaging is recyclable. It also ensures that all companies that use packaging pay for their collection and recycling. The basis for this is ...

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Return bottle scheme earns UK shoppers over £30,000

Reverse vending machine

Reverse vending machines, placed in Iceland stores across the UK, have earned shoppers over £30,000, research reveals. A reverse vending machine. Photo credit: Greenpeace The scheme, which awards a 10p voucher for every bottle returned, has resulted in 311,500 plastic bottles being recycled so far. The bottles must have been brought in an Iceland store and only bottles up to ...

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Youths trained on plastic recyling technology in Kaduna

Plastic waste interlocks

A not-for-profit outfit, the Developmental Association for Renewable Energy (DARE), has began training youths on collecting waste plastics in Kaduna metropolis, Kaduna State, for recycling. Green interlocks made from plastic waste The recycling is aimed at using them for interlocking tiles, blocks, roofing tiles, and decorating houses, to protect the environment. Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mr Yahaya Ahmed, ...

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AEPB to ensure clean environment in 2019

waste evacuation

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) says it has put measures in place to ensure dirt-free environment in 2019. Officials of one of the AEPB waste evacuation contractors, on duty in Garki Area of Abuja AEPB Head of Information and Outreach Unit, Mallam Muktar Ibrahim, said this in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, January ...

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Companies in England to foot bills for wastes disposal, recycling

Theresa May

Companies and factories in England will have a legal obligation to foot the bill for the disposal or recycling of waste packaging they produce under new plans by Britain’s environment minister. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May. Photo credit: United Nations Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042 as a growing flood ...

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Group inaugurates project to address pollution

waste disposal

A not-for-profit organisation, Ecolife Conservation Initiative, says it has inaugurated an environmental sanitation project titled: “Keep Naija Clean, Make Life Better”, and aimed at addressing air, water and land pollution in the country. Mr Akubuike Chibuzor, Executive Director of the organisation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 that the project is aimed ...

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