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Report describes plastic pollution an environmental injustice to vulnerable communities

Akobi Crescent

Plastic pollution disproportionately affects marginalised communities and communities living in close proximity to plastic production and waste sites, constituting an environmental injustice, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and environmental justice non-governmental organisation, Azul. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria The report, titled: “Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution”, calls for the recognition ...

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Global Day of Action: SRADev seeks single-use plastics ban

SRADev

The Lagos-based Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) joined campaigners across the world on Wednesday March 31, 2021 to mark the Global Day of Action, a movement by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) to promote zero waste and economic recovery around the world. The Global Day of Action campaign in Lagos The event featured the ...

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Consumer protection: FCCPC, plastic companies to tackle pollution

Plastic pollution

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it will engage with plastic companies across the country to tackle plastic pollution and protect consumer rights. Plastic pollution Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC, Mr Babatunde Irukera, said this at the 2021 Consumer Rights Day Virtual Education of stakeholders and students in Abuja on Monday, March 15, 2021. Irukera, represented by ...

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World’s first boat made from recycled plastic starts sailing in Kenya

Flipflopi

Flipflopi, the world’s first boat made from recycled plastic, on Thursday, March 4, 2021 started sailing around Lake Victoria in Western Kenya to spread awareness on hazards posed by non-biodegradable material to the environment. The Flipflopi With support from the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) clean seas campaign, the boat that is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic will cover ...

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Kenya still at risk despite UN plastics nod – Greenpeace

Plastic pollution

In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against plastic pollution and among the first countries in East Africa to sign the Clean Seas initiative. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Kenya banned the ...

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MILO packs switch from plastic to paper straws

Nestle

MILO has switched from plastic to paper straws for its Ready-To-Drink (RTD) packs, a move described by the promoters as the first of its kind in Nigeria in the beverage category. Nestle says it is committed to making 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025 to protect the environment With the aim of eliminating 60 metric tons of ...

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Govt urged to phase out single-use plastic now, not in 2028

SRADev Meeting

There is an urgent need for the immediate phase-out of single-use plastic such as against the proposed 2028 deadline proposed in the National Policy on Plastic Waste Management. Physical participants at the Roundtable This submission formed part of the recommendations made in Lagos on January 29, 2021 at a Civil Society Roundtable Consultation on Plastic Waste Policy held at the ...

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UNDP launches project against use of plastic bags in Tripoli

Achim Steiner

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Libya announced on Sunday, December 27, 2020 that it has launched efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags by conducting a two-week experiment in Tripoli aimed at encouraging citizens to use alternatives that do not contribute to environmental pollution. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner In a publication, UNDP noted that single-use ...

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Germany bans plastic bags from January 1, 2022

Svenja Schulze

From January 1, 2022, there will be a ban on plastic bags in Germany. Following the approval of the Bundestag, the Bundesrat passed a corresponding amendment to the Packaging Act on Friday, December 18, 2020. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze In future, lightweight plastic bags with a wall thickness of 15 to 50 micrometers will no longer be allowed to ...

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Experts decry impact of plastic pollution on fish migration

Plastic pollution

Some experts in fishery have described waste activities such as plastic pollution as the major challenges affecting fish migration in the country. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com The experts spoke during a Zoom discussion to mark the 2020 edition of the World Fish Migration Day in Lagos on Tuesday, October ...

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