- As 180 billion wastes end in ocean
LAFARGE Africa Plc has warned of the dangers for plastic pollution especially for aquatic life in the country.
Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem who is Director of Communication Public Affairs and Sustainable Development at Lafarge gave the warning at an Awareness Session to mark this year’s World Environment Day.
“As individuals, we can contribute our quota to beating the plastic pollution by re-using our plastics rather than dumping them on the streets or throwing them out of the windows of our cars as we often do. If you cannot re-use, dispose your plastics properly”, she said.
Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem called on residents of Lagos to make individual commitments to properly dispose plastics and recycle them.
She said Lafarge Africa Plc is willing to contribute our quota by way of co-processing of plastic wastes for our common good
Given more statistics of the dangers posed by plastics in the world, Lafarge Africa Plc Environment Manager, John Nya said 3.6 percent of the 500 billion tonnes of plastic bags consumed in the world end up in the oceans.