By Modupe Gbadeyanka Ecobank Nigeria has asked residents of Lagos State to take used plastic materials, especially soft drink and water bottles amongst others to its head office on Victoria Island in exchange for cash. This initiative is part of activities lined up by the financial institution to remove non-biodegradable materials from the environment in commemoration of its sustainability week that started Monday and will run till Friday, May 17, 2019. In a media message, the bank stated that it targets to remove at least four million used plastic bottles from the streets and drains of Lagos through this scheme. Other activities lined up for the week include a symposium for secondary school students in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt to teach the students lifestyles that exemplifies and encourages sustainability. According to the press statement, Ecobank is a brand that is committed to sustaining the environment for all. Its sustainability activities is part of the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.