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Firm emphasises sustainability amid group’s Kwara recycling facility tour

Kwara recycling facility tour

Following the response of Nigeria’s former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, to a tweet by the leader of the PickThatTrash team in Kwara State, the Senate President welcomed some young environmentalists to take a tour of one of his recycling and packaging companies in Ilorin that provides jobs for about a 100 young people. An official makes a point during the facility tour Recently, ...

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Microbiologist urges recycling of plastics, stoppage in production

Plastic pollution

A lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Kaduna State University (KASU), Mr Jaafar Abdullahi, has called for the recycling of plastics to save the environment from avoidable disasters like floods. Plastic pollution He also called for a total halt in further production of plastics in view of their danger to the natural habitat. Abdullahi spoke on Thursday, October 8, 2020 ...

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Group inaugurates recycling plant in Badagry, LAWMA pledges support


Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, has promised to assist the first recycling plant in Badagry to expand its activities. Mr Ibrahim Odunboni, Managing Director, LAWMA, admiring an equipment Odumboni made the pledge at the official inauguration of JaniRak Recyclers, a waste recycling plant, in Badagry on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The recycling plant was funded ...

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How recycle culture can be inculcated in African children


Take a long deep breathe, think about all the waste you have thrown out today. From left over food, to plastic packaging, or a piece of paper, etcetera. We generate a lot of waste. Children must be taught about recycling from their pre-school years Rich countries only make up about 17 per cent of the world’s population, but they account ...

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Recycling contaminates plastic toys with toxic chemicals from electronic waste


Some banned toxic flame retardant chemicals are now found in recycled plastics in form of e-waste, which are being made into several toys for children to play with. It is believed that the popular magic puzzle toys called “Rubik” contain these harmful chemicals. Though these chemicals are already banned, the Stockholm Convention is however yet to address their use in recycled form ...

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How Lagos recovery facility curbs C02 emission


Nine months ago, the Lagos State Government in partnership with West Africa Energy Group commissioned a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which has the capacity to receive about 2,000 metric tonnes of solid waste per day. It separates and prepares recyclables materials for other use. Kayode Aboyeji, who visited the facility recently, lists the benefits of the initiative For residents of ...

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‘The real waste managers’


Sunday Ahmed has been in the business of scavenging for waste materials for about 20 years. Every day, he roams the streets of Lagos in search of used and discarded plastics, bottles, paper and aluminium that he resells at a local dump site in Oke-Afa, Isolo – a notorious mountain of solid waste that gives a bird’s eye view of ...

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Global plastic production rises, recycling lags

Gaelle Gourmelon

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends in global plastic production and recycling For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a four percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans ...

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