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Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

Plastic pollution

Big brands – from Coke to Kellogg – pledged on Monday, October 29, 2018 to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution. The initiative comes as public pressure mounts on manufacturers and retailers to cut back the deluge of plastic packaging that is clogging landfills ...

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European Parliament approves single-use plastic ban

European Parliament

The European Parliament has approved a single-use plastic ban which will be put into place from 2021. The ban was first proposed in May following a flood of public support when the David Attenborough Blue Planet II series aired. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) approved the ban on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. At present, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ...

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Nigeria drafts Plastic Management Policy

Plastic bottle scavengers

To cut the tide of proliferation of plastic waste materials in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Environment is preparing a new National Plastic Management policy. Minister of State for Environment, Mr Ibrahim Jibrin, made this known at the 2018 National Health Advancement Conference organised by Help Keep Clean Foundation on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Abuja. The minister was represented ...

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Lagos restores door-to-door waste evacuation by PSP operators

waste managers

The Lagos State Government has met with PSP operators in waste management, saying they should go back to their various areas of operation and restore door-to-door evacuation of waste. Addressing operators at the meeting held at LAWMA Office in Ijora on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, stated that, in making good its promise to ...

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UN-Habitat urges adoption of 3Rs method for effective waste management

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has called for the adoption of 3Rs, Reduce, Recycling and Re-use of wastes for proper management and healthy society. Dr Odunbaku Omoh, Human Settlements Officer and Programme Manager, African Urban Agenda made the call on Monday, October 22 in Abuja at the event to commemorate 2018 Urban October organised in conjunction with the ...

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Urban October: Government clamours new attitude on waste management

Urban October

The Federal Government has called for new attitude among Nigerians toward waste management to develop sustainable and resilient cities. Minister of Power Works and Housing I, Mustapha Shehuri, made the call at an event to commemorate 2018 Urban October, organised by the ministry on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Abuja. Urban October, celebrated every first Monday of October, comprises of ...

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Group clamours stringent measures, policies to address e-waste management


The Vice-Chairman, E-Waste Relief Foundation (ERF), Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, has called for stringent measures and pragmatic policies to address the management of electronic waste in the country. Osibanjo made the call on the sidelines of a one-day capacity building workshop organised for the informal sector on the handling and proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste). He described the influx of ...

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World Habitat Day: Effectively managing community waste

waste managers

The state of Lagos in Nigeria is currently having its fair share of waste management challenges, which is giving the government as well as the governed a cause for concern. But solid waste management is a global issue that affects everyone, the United Nations has said. According to the global body, the amount of waste produced by individuals is growing ...

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World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

waste disposal

Global waste could grow by 70 per cent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank. South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish. Countries could reap economic and environmental benefits by better collecting, recycling and disposing of trash, according to a report. The report calculated that a third of the ...

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Group organises nationwide cleanup to celebrate Independence Day


An environmental group, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI), has launched a cleanup project tagged “Green Independence Cleanup” or GIC to celebrate the Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day. Mr Alex Akhigbe, the Chief Environmental Officer and Co-founder of ACI, made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday, September 20, 2018. He said that the cleanup project, ...

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