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Nestle, LBS Partners Wecyclers to Mop Out Nigerian environment of plastic Waste

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Written By Dedeigbo Ayodeji

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In a bid to Contribute to the general challenges of plastic waste in management and control in the nation Nestlé Nigeria Plc manufacturers of top quality Good food and beverages in Africa in educational collaboration with Lagos Business School the pan African University in partnership with wecyclears organisation,a recycling processing company to eliminate waste generations in reaction to the world environmental waste reduction and prevention.

MD. Nestlé delivering his speech

Nestle Nigeria ,LBS, and Wecyclers have put resources together to ensure that the Nigerian environment gets rid of plastic pollution.

Already, the three firms have put in place a strategy to expung waste plastics from the society in other to protect the environment for the safety of the habitats.

Esther Fagbo  Chibueyi production manager

Business Development Manager, Wecyclers, Esther Fagbo Chibuenyi, during a media tour of the facility sponsored by Nestle, and LBS ,said their partnership is already yeilding results as the centre collected about 80 tons of recyclables last month.

Bailing Machine

The media tour was part of the concluding session of the Nestle training for journalists at Lagos Business School (LBS), themed: “Advancing Nutrition, Health and Environmental Awareness in Media”.

Bailing Machine operators on duty

Chibuenyi said Wecyclers have monetary compensation for subscribers who submit plastics at their various collection points across the country, adding that a lot of women are already earning a living from the scheme.

Plastic bottles arranged in different colours

She said: “Plastics can take about 20 years to decompose, so the need for recling is very important.

Workers working on the plastic bottles

“We currently have 13 collection kiosks in different locations and Lagos in partnership with Nestle

“We also have digital Apps to facilitate online transaction in waste carton, plastics, paper and cardbord with different payment categories”, she said.

Chibuenyi added that the company also have mobile trucks to collect material from communities.

Collection is the major problem in the recycling value chain in Nigeria. We are not collecting enough. We are still looking for more partners.

“I magine a gutter being filled up with plastics. When there is a proper collection process, those plastics should be in recycling factory.”

“We have two franshises with Nestle. The franchises are helping us to collect a lot of plastics from the environment. Last month, we collected about 80 tons of recyclablesand we are hoping to do more in subsequent months,” she said.

Mrs Edidiong Peters, Public Affairs Specialist, Nestlé Nigeria Ltd., said that the partnership was strategic to address plastic pollution in the country.

She said it was part of Nestlé’s contribution to promote environmental sustainability among Nigerians.

“We are really delighted to have the media with us as we talk about collaboration with the Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Center, in tackling plastic pollution.

“This is our own contribution in addressing plastic pollution in Nigeria and protecting the environment as a company.

“As a company, we recently launched the ‘The Employees Plastics Collection Scheme’.

We want our staff to bring the plastics and recyclables to the office.

“And in collaboration with Wecyclers, we ensure that the plastics are received and properly recycled and the staff paid for their contribution.

“At Nestlé, we are committed to protecting the environment for future generations and more of our actions in sustainability efforts will come up from time to time,” Peters said.

On her part, Ms Theresa Akpoveso, Senior Associate, Sustainability Center LBS, said the partnership would create more awareness on plastic pollution for Nigerians.

According to her, the LBS Sustainability Center in partnership with Nestlé wants to raise the awareness of environmental issues and nutrition.

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