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APM Terminals Promotes Environmental Awareness Through ‘Go Green’ Campaign

Nigeria’slargest container terminal, APM Terminals Apapa has taken its ‘Go Green’ campaign to schools in Lagos to create environmental awareness by paving the playground of the Army Children Primary School, Apapa, with pavement blocks produced from recycled tyres.

The annual “Go Green Campaign” themed “Healthy Ecosystem and Beating Plastic Pollution” is an initiative of APM Terminals to promote environmentally sustainable activities at its facilities across the world.

Speaking on the campaign, the Terminal Manager, APM Terminals Apapa, Steen Knudsen, said the terminal values its responsibility towards the environment, community and children very seriously. Every year,  the terminal uses the opportunity of its Go Green campaign to contribute to a sustainable future for all while giving back to the society.

“APM Terminals Apapa has remained committed to the Go Green Campaign since it was launched eight years ago, with its staff carrying out various activities including tree planting, removal of plastic wastes, clearing of refuse on port access roads and donation of waste bins,” he said.

Knudsen explained that in addition to beautifying the environment, trees help combat global warming, as they absorb carbon dioxide, as well as remove and store carbon, while releasing oxygen back into the air.

The pavement blocks, according to Knudsen, were made out of APM Terminals Apapa’s used tyres by a Nigerian firm named FREEE Recycle Limited.

In her remarks, the Procurement Manager, APM Terminals Apapa, Chinyere Adenaike, expressed delight at the participation of the school children in the tree planting exercise.

Adenaike said addressing the impacts of plastic pollution requires improved waste management practices, effective plastic recycling systems, public awareness campaigns and policy interventions.


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