LAWMA Pledges To Implement Adopt Bin Initiative As Lagos Govt Partners FBRA

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA Lagos

Management of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has vowed that the agency will implement the Adopt the Bin Initiative of the state government.

LAWMA’s Managing Director, Ibrahim Odumboni, made the promise while calling on all food and beverage organizations to join in the efforts of Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) in recycling of waste initiative.

The initiative requires all households to use the blue recycling bins to sort their household wastes, call for pick-up through PAKAM app and LAGRA member in their vicinity to pick up the recyclables for an incentive.

FBRA recently partnered with LAWMA and the Lagos State Recyclers Association (LAGRA) to commemorate the third anniversary of the Lagos Recycling Initiative.

Nestle Nigeria PLC in a news statement dated 20th September 2022 stated that the Alliance, with current membership of 28 organizations, was established in the year 2018 as the industry-coalition Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) for enhancing the collection and recovery of post-consumer packaging material in the food and beverage sector.

The Press release was titled, “FBRA Partners with Lagos Recyclers, Informal Sector and LAWMA to Commemorate the 3rd Year Anniversary of the Lagos Recycles Initiative.”

“Within the last four years, the Alliance in partnership with stakeholders in the waste value chain in Lagos State has impacted over fifty communities to educate and create awareness on recycling, facilitated the training of 3,000 waste pickers and has supported the collection of over 25,000MT of recyclables for recovery to productive use through partnership with over 12 packaging waste aggregators,” Nestle wrote.

It was reported by Nestle that FBRA has also partnered with several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to educate children in schools on the need for responsible disposal of waste, including recycling.

The food and beverage producing firm pointed out that FBRA and partners have provided 75 recycling collection giant bins in schools, public spaces and communities.

“The focus is for Alliance member companies to contribute funds to support the waste management operations of the waste ecosystem through the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the packaging sector,” Nestle explained.

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