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Plastic Pollution: NGO Inaugurates Recycling Hub In Lagos

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Foundation for a Better Environment, FABE International, has inaugurated a recycling hub in Lagos to promote environmental sustainability and curb plastic pollution in the state.

The founder of FABE International, Mrs. Temitope Okunnu, said the recycling hub was established in collaboration with the Coca-Cola Foundation.

She said the recycling hub, located in Victoria Garden City, VGC, Lagos, was part of the Foundation’s project tagged, “Tidy Nigeria.”

According to her, the choice of situating a recycling hub in a residential estate was due to the great number of plastic waste generated there.

Okunnu said promoting environmental sustainability must begin from the home front, where these wastes are first generated.

“Today we are launching “Tidy Nigeria” here at the VGC, it is specifically for the residents, the business areas, and its environs.

“This project is actually sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, and to us, it is a big deal,” she said.

According to her, there is a need and a gap when it comes to community recycling: “We do a lot of collection at the beach, at the dump site. But most recyclables are generated from our homes.

“So, this is what has prompted this project; we need to bring recycling closer to our people so that it is easy for them to recycle and live sustainably.

“We have been preaching and sensitising the communities about waste segregation, how to sort waste into recyclables and non-recyclables.

“We have brought the recycling hub to make it easier for people to sort their waste.”

Stressing the need to promote environmental sustainability, Mrs. Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, the Director, Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, Coca-Cola, said the partnership with FABE served the company’s goal in fighting plastic pollution.

“This project is being launched today because as a company we need to see people taking action against plastic pollution.

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