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Lagos State generates 10,000MT/day of municipal solid waste, 15% plastic

Amaka E. Nliam

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A recent report has shown that Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub and the most populous coastal city in Africa, generates 10,000 MT/day of municipal solid waste, with 15% of this figure being plastic waste, out of which only about 10% is recycled.

 

 

With a population of over 20 million, most of its solid waste end up in dumpsites dotting the city’s landscape.

 

 

This was disclosed at the introductory workshop of the World Bank Group’s International Development Association (IDA) Marine Plastic Project in Nigeria funded by the ProBlue Fund- a new Multi-Donor Trust Fund housed at the @WBG_IDA that supports the Blue Economy.

 

 

The Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor, inaugurated the ProBlue Marine Plastic project Steering Committee in January, 2022, and charged its members to provide direction for the implementation of the project in Nigeria, commencing with Lagos State as its pilot State.

 

 

 

 

The ProBlue Lagos workshop also showcased a range of plastic creatives across the State:

 

 

 

 

Amaka E. Nliam

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