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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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LAWMA, CCDI initiate Yaba LGA recycling bank

Moves to activate the waste recycling bank given to the Yaba Local Government Council by the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) have commenced, courtesy of a recent brainstorming session organised by the Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI). Yaba is said to be only the second LGA, after Amuwo Odofin, to have such a facility. The CCDI has been working ...

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Lagos to produce gas from dump sites

The Lagos State Government has embarked on a venture aimed at turning the unenviable condition of its solid waste generation into a blessing. The nation’s commercial nerve centre has been having a running battle with managing the huge turnout of its domestic waste, giving it the infamous tag of being one of the filthiest cities on the planet. It appears ...

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