Foundation Urges Nigerians to Adopt Waste Management Hierarchy

February 21, 2024
Turn Plastic Recycling Foundation Waste Management Hierarchy

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

A recycling organisation, Turn Plastic Recycling Foundation, has encouraged Nigerians to embrace the waste management hierarchy to make the country a zero-waste society.

The Project Manager for the firm, Mr Leo Nwofa, while giving a summary of the project journey in the past two years of the foundation, said to save the planet, people must adopt the system of proper waste disposal for recycling after use.

The waste management hierarchy gives top priority to waste prevention, followed by reuse, recycling, recovery and finally disposal.

Speaking at an event to mark the second anniversary of Turn Plastic Recycling Foundation on Thursday, February 8, 2024, Mr Nwofa said the project has employed over 50 people comprising 60 per cent of women.

Another member of the group, Mrs Uloma Airhienbuwa, while showcasing the recycling innovations of the organisation, said efforts have been made to clean up the environment.

She showcased the different works of artists created with waste from the environment, including from Mr Eugene Komboye and Mrs Miracle, who both have woven a vibrant tapestry of art and culture, to create environmental consciousness.

At this year’s anniversary themed Art, Culture and The Environment, the Port Harcourt-based foundation invited some poets, who rendered their creative and passionate poems about plastic waste management.

The Project Coordinator from UNITAR, Ms Ihuoma Njemanze, who was also at the event, explained that Turn Plastic Recycling Foundation is a collaborative effort of the United Nations (UNITAR), TotalEnergies E&P Nig. (TEPNG), and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

She said the foundation, which recently launched the Train up a Child (TUC) Program, aims to increase the pace of adaptation of the UN SDGs and the nationally determined contribution (NDCs).

Ms Njemanze charged Nigerians to join hands with the foundation in achieving its vision of zero waste on the streets whilst empowering the local communities.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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