Pollution: FG Enacts Rules For Battery, Plastic Producers

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The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, said Nigeria has developed guidelines for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and will commence the implementation scheme in the e-waste, plastic, battery and food and beverages sectors.

She said the guideline was developed by the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) with support from the German Agency for Development (GIZ), Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) Foundation, Global Environment Facility (GEF) and African Development Bank (AfDB).

The minister noted that EPR was an environmental protection strategy aimed at decreasing impact from a product and its packaging by ensuring that the producers of the product took responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their product, especially in the take-back, recycling and final destination.

Daily Trust

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