Nigeria to set up 28 plastic recycling plantsMay 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.
- China to recycle 70 percent waste products by 2015 - Nov 07, 2011
- Making waste management fun, Bangalore style (Feature) - Nov 04, 2011
- Water, sanitation facilities key for China's sustainable development - Mar 31, 2011
- Israel's disabled people to recycle electronic waste - May 05, 2011
- Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions - Apr 06, 2012
- Kiran Karnik joins Attero Recycling Board as first 'Independent Director' - Jan 28, 2011
- Bhopal sets model for polythene waste management - Mar 22, 2011
- EU plans to pay fishermen for collecting plastic from the sea - May 08, 2011
- India ranks lowly 125th in meeting environmental challenges - Jan 28, 2012
- Kerr becomes earth hour ambassador - Mar 14, 2012
- Failure to tackle green issues could hurt growth: Ecologists - Apr 17, 2012
- Freeze on setting up factories in Faridabad, Panipat lifted - Apr 10, 2011
- Government mandates plastic bags of 40 microns thickness - Feb 07, 2011
- 'Northeast needs new road making techniques for growth' - Feb 06, 2012
- President Patil felicitates Roshni logo contest winner (With image) - Jun 05, 2012
Tags: environmental sustainability, federal ministry, ill effect, initiative, management problem, ministry of environment, nigeria, plants, plastic recycling, plastics, pollution control, private sector, waste management, xinhua