Nigeria to set up 28 plastic recycling plants

May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Abuja, May 13 (IANS) Nigeria plans to set up 28 plastic recycling plants in cities across the country to control pollution, a top official has said.

Ogundayo Dada, director of pollution control in the federal ministry of environment, said the initiative was aimed at combating the ill effect of plastics on the environment.

The 28 facilities will be established in selected states, Xinhua reported.

Dada said the project, which would commence in August 2012, is part of the government’s initiative to boost environmental sustainability.

The government has also formed a community-based waste management programme to encourage the private sector in solving the nation’s waste management problem.

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