Beat Plastic Pollution: Group promotes educational tour to recycling firms
The aim of the educational tour was to bring the average young person closer to the realities of waste management and recycling process in Nigeria.
Welcoming the #TrashHaters to the Chanja Datti Recycling plant at Durumi axis of Area 1, Abuja, the CEO, Funto Boroffice, emphasised the global need to embrace recycling as a lifestyle. Ms. Boroffice also shared how her recycling business has consistently empowered thousands of Nigerian women and youths, since inception in 2015.
Mr. Habib Ahmad, the Managing Director of Environmental Expressions Limited, took the group through the company’s entire process of recycling. From the collection process to sorting, shredding, drying, melting into pellets, blowing into new nylons, cutting, packaging, and the cycle continues with a zero-waste system.
Responding to the government’s contribution towards recycling, Mr. Ahmad said: “The Nigerian government must put her mouth where her heart is. They must also create better funding options for start-ups and businesses in the recycling business.”
According to ‘Seyifunmi Adebote, the #PickThatTrash lead team in Abuja: “Many young people in Nigeria see ‘Recycling’ as a theoretical concept and more like a foreign thing – that is not for Nigerians. The purpose of this tour is to properly educate more young people on the dynamics of recycling in Nigeria and furthermore to position them to explore possible ways of keying into the waste value chain in Nigeria.”