Lagos Business School, Nestlé partner to tackle plastic pollution

“We are really delighted to have the media with us as we talk about collaboration with the Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Center, in tackling plastic pollution.

 

The Lagos Business School (LBS) and Nestlé Nigeria Limited, have continued their collaboration to tackle plastic pollution in the country.

The companies embarked on a tour of Wecyclers Recycling Center, with Journalists on Wednesday in Lagos to sensitise Nigerians on recycling activities.

Mrs Edidiong Peters, Public Affairs Specialist, Nestlé Nigeria Ltd., said that the partnership was strategic to address plastic pollution in the country.

She said it was part of Nestlé’s contribution to promote environmental sustainability among Nigerians.

“We are really delighted to have the media with us as we talk about collaboration with the Lagos Business School (LBS) Sustainability Center, in tackling plastic pollution.

“This is our own contribution in addressing plastic pollution in Nigeria and to protect the environment as a company.

“As a company, we recently launched the ‘The Employees Plastics Collection Scheme’. We want our staff to bring the plastics and recyclables to the office.

“And in collaboration with Wecyclers, we ensure that the plastics are received and properly recycled and the staff paid for their contribution.

“At Nestlé, we are committed to protecting the environment for future generations and more of our actions in sustainability efforts will come up from time to time,” Peters said.

On her part, Ms Theresa Akpoveso, Senior Associate, Sustainability Center LBS, said the partnership would create more awareness on plastic pollution for Nigerians.

According to her, the LBS Sustainability Center in partnership with Nestlé wants to raise the awareness of environmental issues and nutrition.

“We want people to be able to take actions, and we identified the media as one of the major stakeholders that will help us achieve that goal faster.

“The media can speak and help us educate people on the ills of plastic pollution and the promotion of environmental sustainability.

“Most problems we have as regards environmental pollution is culture and the lack of awareness, amongst Nigerians.

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“Hence, the partnership with Nestlé to train journalists in Advancing Nutrition Health and Environmental Awareness through the media.

“The tour is aimed at understanding what companies can do to proffer solutions to some of the environmental challenges,” Akpoveso said.

In appreciation for the efforts of both companies, Mrs Esther Chibueyin-Fagbo, Business Development Manager- Wecyclers, said it had helped in the recovery of plastic waste in the country.

“At Wecyclers, we have franchise with Nestlé to help our collection of plastic pollution. This helps in reducing the rate of plastic pollution in the state.

“Our partnership with Nestle is helping us recover plastic waste from the environments and if you convert those points into cash you understand how much we have paid people,” Chibueyin-fagbo said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nestlé/LBS Media training of journalists in Advancing Nutrition Health and Environmental Awareness through the Media commenced in March for the 2022 edition.

The training is scheduled to wrap up on Thursday, June 9 at LBS.

 

(NAN)

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