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Nigeria: Abuja to join WEF Global Partnership for plastics action

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The fight against plastic waste pollution could be strengthened in Nigeria. The West African country plans to join the Global Partnership for Plastics Action (GPAP) of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF). The platform supports its member countries in implementing concrete solutions to the problem of plastic pollution.

New measures to combat plastic pollution are being announced in Nigeria. This West African country has recently expressed the wish to join the Global Partnership for Plastics Action (GPAP) of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF). By joining the GPAP, Nigeria will work with the global platform to launch a national partnership for action on plastics pollution control, based on a model that has already been tried and tested.

“In Indonesia, the national partnership has launched action and investment roadmaps that could prevent 16 million tonnes of plastics from leaking into the ocean, create 150,000 jobs and generate $10 billion a year in revenue, including through investments in waste management (reuse), plastics substitution and innovative business models. Similar ambitious action plans are being developed in Ghana and Vietnam,” explains GPAP.

At least 523,000 tonnes of plastic waste by 2022

Nigeria currently produces 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. At least 70% ends up in landfills, sewers, beaches and water bodies. GPAP predicts that if nothing is done, Nigeria’s annual plastic waste generation could reach 523,000 tonnes per year by 2022.  Read more…

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