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Explaining Lagos’ campaign against single-use plastics in layman’s terms

Plastic pollution

During the just-concluded Yuletide season, one of the common features of the many photos and videos shared on social media by Nigerians was the sight of littered plastic bags and bottles on the floors of various enjoyment spots. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com While there’d definitely be cleaners at these ...

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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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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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LAWMA to ban single use plastic

Ibrahim Odumboni

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to ban single use plastic materials across its formations, as part of its efforts to curtail the environmental menace posed by the item. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) This disclosure was made by the authority, in a statement issued on Monday, September 6, 2021 and made available to ...

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UNEP spotlights best alternatives to single-use plastic products

Plastic pollution

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report on single-use plastic products (SUPPs) and recommendations for alternatives, based on life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. UNEP defines SUPPs as “an umbrella term for different types of products that are typically used once before being thrown away or recycled,” including food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups, cutlery, and shopping bags. Volunteers with Greenpeace ...

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Report maps single-use plastic products across travel and tourism value chain

Plastic pollution

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a report on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, addressing the complex issue of single-use plastic products within travel and tourism. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com “Rethinking Single-Use Plastic Products in Travel & Tourism” was launched as ...

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Global Day of Action: SRADev seeks single-use plastics ban

SRADev

The Lagos-based Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev Nigeria) joined campaigners across the world on Wednesday March 31, 2021 to mark the Global Day of Action, a movement by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) to promote zero waste and economic recovery around the world. The Global Day of Action campaign in Lagos The event featured the ...

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Govt urged to phase out single-use plastic now, not in 2028

SRADev Meeting

There is an urgent need for the immediate phase-out of single-use plastic such as against the proposed 2028 deadline proposed in the National Policy on Plastic Waste Management. Physical participants at the Roundtable This submission formed part of the recommendations made in Lagos on January 29, 2021 at a Civil Society Roundtable Consultation on Plastic Waste Policy held at the ...

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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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Kenya bans single-use plastic in parks, public spaces

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s ban on single-use plastic in protected areas, such as beaches, forests and national parks, came into effect on Friday, June 5, 2020 to coincide with World Environment Day. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta “The ban underlines the government’s commitment in addressing the plastic pollution menace,” Najib Balala, secretary for tourism and wildlife, said in a statement. Kenya banned single-use ...

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