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Group calls for appropriate funding to manage plastic waste

Anthony Akpan

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been admonished to earmark adequate and proper funding into waste management system so that the challenges of plastic pollution will be reduced to the barest minimum. Mr. Anthony Akpan, President of PAVE The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), made the call during a roundtable with newsmen in Lagos ...

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Stakeholders urge investment in plastic waste management to address youth unemployment

Unsorted plastic waste

Some stakeholders in waste management have called for investment in opportunities around plastic wastes management to create more jobs for the teeming youths. Unsorted plastic waste They spoke in interviews on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Lagos on the sidelines of a panel discussion on Waste to Wealth Solutions for a Circular Economy. The discussion was held at a two-day ...

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Group urges govt, Lagos to strengthen value chain in waste management

Plastic Dialogue

The Lagos-based Nature Care Resource Centre (NCRC) has called on government at different tiers to strengthen the value chain of Lagos and Nigeria’s waste management system to help the country generate more revenue from waste management. Participants at the Plastic Dialogue event Making this call at the Story of Plastic Dialogue held at the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water ...

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Scotland to enforce ban on single-use plastic items from June 2022

Plastic pollution

Scotland will be the first UK nation to pursue a ban on single-use plastic, one of the most problematic plastic products. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Legislation has been put in place to ensure Scotland’s use of various plastic items will be abolished in efforts to crack down on plastic ...

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Firm reduces plastic waste at Lagos Port by over 400,000 bottles annually

Unsorted plastic waste

The Country Manager, APM Terminals Nigeria, Mr Klaus Laursen, on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Lagos announced that the terminal was mopping up plastic wastes at the Lagos port by more than 400,000 bottles per year. Unsorted plastic waste Laursen, in a statement he signed and issued in Lagos, noted that the terminal marked this year’s reduction of plastic waste ...

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Plastic recycling challenge: 30 semi-finalists emerge

Plastic waste to interlocks

Nesta Challenges has announced the semi-finalists of Accelerating Growth, the first strand of the Afri-Plastics Challenge. The Prize aims to reduce marine plastics in sub-Saharan African countries by developing and scaling innovative solutions to plastic mismanagement. Interlocking blocks made from waste plastic items In July 2021, the competition’s first strand, Accelerating Growth, announced a call for applications from small and medium-sized enterprises across ...

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How Innovation in plastic management will advance Africa’s efforts in realising SDGs

Plastic pollution

Current waste management practices in Africa are causing major economic, social and environmental impacts. The rise in plastic consumption combined with weak waste collection infrastructure is resulting in increased marine plastic litter, which is negatively impacting coastal economies. Poor dumping, disposal and burning of waste is causing greenhouse gases to escalate, which is polluting both ground and surface water. It ...

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Scheme seeks solutions to curb plastic usage in Africa

Plastic pollution

The Afri-Plastics Challenge has now launched its second strand, Creating Solutions. This Strand invites individuals or organisations with a new or early-stage idea that seeks to reduce or eliminate plastic usage across sub-Saharan Africa to apply for the Afri-Plastics Challenge. Plastic pollution In recent years, the demand for plastic has substantially increased in sub-Saharan Africa with over 17 million tonnes ...

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10bn tonne plastic pollution bomb ticking away globally – Study

Plastic pollution

Humans have to date produced a staggering 10 billion tonnes of plastic – of which about six billion tonnes is now plastic waste in landfill sites or polluting the open environment. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com In its new report titled: “The Truth Behind Trash: The scale and impact of the ...

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World Cleanup Day: Group sensitises Lagos residents on dangers of plastic waste

Plastic pollution

The LasGidis Recyclers on Saturday, September 18, 2021 sensitised residents of Victoria Island, Lagos on the dangers of plastic waste and the benefits of cleaner environment. Plastic pollution The event, held at Iru on Victoria Island, had environmentalists and volunteers clean the area of plastic litters to mark the 2021 World Cleanup Day, held every Sept. 18. The event was ...

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