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Kano, firm partner on waste recycling

Kabiru Getso

The Kano State Government says it has entered partnership with a private firm, Cape Gate Ltd., to accelerate waste recycling in the state. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso Commissioner For Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, stated this while inspecting facilities at the state’s three remodelled recycling plants on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Kano, the state capital. Getso ...

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Mai Youssef: Sustainability, it’s in the details

Mai Youssef

Adapting to new working practices presents an incredible opportunity to assess and adjust our approach to sustainability. Changes don’t have to be extreme; they can include a range of small but effective actions such as embracing recycling and reusable materials, switching to more eco-friendly modes of manufacturing and reviewing transport or packaging best practice. Small wins across a wide range of ...

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Lagos tasks residents on waste reuse, reduction, recycling


Lagos State Government, on Saturday, March 20, 2021 appealed to residents to imbibe the culture of sorting household wastes through reuse, reduction and recycling. A clean-up exercise Mrs Belinda Odeneye, Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, made the plea in a keynote address delivered during a clean-up exercise at the Yaba Market. The exercise was ...

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Why new plastics regulations in Mauritius could negatively impact stakeholders

Plastic bottles

The government of Mauritius has proposed bold new measures to curb plastic waste. While the intentions behind the mooted regulations are commendable, we are firmly of the view that the proposed new policies for the management of PET Plastic Waste, if implemented as per the timelines, logistics and technicalities, could have a negative impact on the various stakeholders namely manufacturers, ...

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Germany promotes energy-efficient recycling processes for waste paper

Svenja Schulze

The paper factory Palm GmbH & Co. KG, based in Aalen (Baden-Württemberg) in Germany, says it plans to produce corrugated base paper from wastepaper in an extremely energy-efficient and high-quality manner. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze Compared to conventional technology, energy consumption is reduced by 27 percent with a new technology. The pilot project is funded with over €770,000 from the ...

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Govt, stakeholders urged to design framework on waste management

Waste recycling

Society for the Promotion of People’s Right, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on all tiers of government and relevant stakeholders to design a framework to address waste management in Nigeria. Industrial waste recycling process Mr Williams Osaze, President of the organisation, made the call in an interview on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Abuja. Osaze said that the government ...

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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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Recycling: Panacea to challenges of waste management – Stakeholders

waste managers

With heaps of refuse as permanent features in many South-west states of Nigeria, an environmentalist, Mr Hubert Ajayi, has urged governments to establish waste recycling plants to tackle challenges of waste disposal and management. Waste disposal operators at work A survey conducted in the South-west region shows that waste disposal and management is a huge challenge in many major towns, ...

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Oando, NCF empower teachers, others in environmental sustainability

NCF Training

The Oando Foundation of Nigeria, Sumitomo Chemical of China with the technical support of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) recently built the capacity of some public primary school teachers in Lagos State on recycling and environmental sustainability at a forum themed: “Upcycling and composting in schools and communities”.  Participants at the training The workshop, held on January 21, 25 and ...

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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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