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COVID-19: Face masks represent new category of plastic pollution

Face masks pollution

The prevalence of discarded single-use face masks and other personal protective equipment in the environment may exacerbate the already-existing plastic pollution problem Face masks and other materials pollution COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented glut of plastics waste globally and improperly discarded facemasks may well be the quintessential tale of this pandemic. Face masks are plastic-based personal protective equipment (PPE) ...

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Plastic waste: Expert urges media to scale up awareness on circular economy

Victoria Uwadoka

A public affairs expert, Mrs Victoria Uwadoka, on Thursday, March 18, 2021 urged the media to intensify public awareness on circular economy aimed at recycling plastic waste to create more economic benefits and healthier environment. Mrs Victoria Uwadoka Uwadoka, also Corporate Affairs Manager, Nestle Nigeria, made the call at the ongoing virtual media training tagged: “Advancing Nutrition, Health and Environmental ...

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World Consumer Rights Day: Group calls for more awareness on plastic recycling

Waste recycling

The Nigeria Environmental Study Action Team (NEST), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Monday, March 15, 2021 called for more awareness and training on plastic recycling to non-literate to stop further damage to the ecosystems.  Industrial waste recycling process Dr Gloria Ujor, the Director of NEST, made the call in an interview in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to commemorate the ...

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Recycling: Vending machine accepts used plastic bottles, offers reward

Reverse vending machine

A vending machine that receives used plastic bottles and issues rewards to incentivise recycling has been launched in Nigeria. A reverse vending machine The Kay Group, a British run concern, is collaborating with Silverbird Galleria, a shopping mall and entertainment centre on Victoria Island in Lagos, in this regard. Making the disclosure on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, officials of the ...

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Group evacuates 5,000 plastic bottles in popular Kaduna market

Unsorted plastic waste

An NGO, African Climate Reality Project, says it has evacuated 5,000 plastic bottles at the popular Station Market in Kaduna to improve sanitation in the area. Unsorted plastic waste Gloria Bulus, its coordinator in West Africa, made this known on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in the Kaduna State capital at the “Beat Plastic Waste’’ campaign organised by the NGO. She ...

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European Union restricts export of plastic waste

Unsorted plastic waste

The European Union has commenced the application of stricter regulations for the export of plastic waste from its territory. It took effect from January 1, 2021. Unsorted plastic waste Henceforth, unsorted or soiled plastic mixtures that cannot simply be recycled will no longer be allowed to be traded internationally. With this type of waste, there is a particularly high risk that ...

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EU bans plastic waste exports to poor countries

Virginijus Sinkevicius

The EU will ban the export of plastic waste from the bloc to poor countries effective from January 1, 2021, it said on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, following concerns about pollution in third world countries. Environment Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevicius Plastic exports would also be “more strictly controlled,” according to the European Commission. The new rules still allow for “clean plastic ...

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Germany earmarks €4.9m to curb plastic waste pollution in Caribbean Sea

Plastic pollution

Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) says it is supporting the “Prevention of Marine Pollution in the Caribbean” (PROMAR) project with €4.9 million. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: The project is said to be one of the first approvals of the BMU funding programme ...

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Govts urged to adopt recycling policy in non degradable waste

Edosa Obayagbona

Managing Director of Dow West Africa, Mr Edosa Obayagbona, on Friday, December 11, 2020 urged the Federal and State Governments to adopt circular economy aimed at recycling non degradable waste to create employment and healthier environment. Edosa Obayagbona Obayagbona made the call during an online forum tagged “Circular Economy in Plastic Waste Management”, organised by the Lagos Business School (LBS) ...

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Ban single-use plastic from 2021, not 2028, stakeholders tell govt

Akobi Crescent

A gathering of stakeholders comprising government, civil society and industry players who met in Lagos last week has called on the Nigerian government to urgently ban single-use plastic. Plastic waste pollution in Akobi Crescent, Lagos, Nigeria At a civil society’s perspective workshopto address plastic pollution in the country held courtesy of the Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA) from October ...

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