In the latest report,
the Oyo State government waste management consultant, Mottainai Recycling
on Friday rewarded traders at Bodija market, with gifts during the 3rd edition of the “Recyclables for Rewards” drive held in Ibadan, recovering two tons of recyclables.
According to the Special Adviser on Environmental Matters, Engr. Ademola Aderinto, the exercise, which is an Oyo State Government initiative is aimed at creating awareness among traders and residents to segregate their waste at source. Additionally, it seeks to recover as much plastic as possible before it enters waterways and landfills.
He said that the event showcases the economic and social benefits of recycling, adding that “the event is aimed at making residents of Oyo State see value in what they consider “a waste”.
“These wastes would otherwise end up in landfills and water bodies which will contribute to the pollution of the environment”, he said.
He discouraged the act of dumping waste everywhere as most market women and men do. He also encouraged them to sort out their waste to facilitate recycling.
Mr. Aderinto concluded that the government will continue to do more to eradicate the issue of improper waste disposal and management in the State.
The traders who brought recyclables were rewarded for their participation.
At the event’s close, raffle winners went home with Bluetooth headsets, personalized tote bags, and customized face caps among other gifts. Thanks were offered from the market executives and a commitment was made to adopt more sustainable habits for waste disposal and recycling. ~ NG News
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