Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to ban single use plastic materials across its formations, as part of its efforts to curtail the environmental menace posed by the item.
This was made known by the Authority, in a press release on Monday, noting that the agency was taking the step, as a key implementer of the Lagos State Plastic Policy, geared towards making the environment livable and free from plastic pollution.
“LAWMA, as an environment-friendly organisation, is totally committed to promoting the ban of single use plastic, across our work formations in the state. We are glad to lead by example, looking forward to other corporate bodies doing same, to make the environment cleaner and safe from plastic pollution”, the statement read.
The Authority called on residents to shun the act of indiscriminate dumping of waste at unauthorised locations, such as canals, gutters, road medians and uncompleted buildings, pointing out that such abhorrent practice worsened the challenge of flooding in the state, as the rainy season resumed.
It urged residents to call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users), to report environmental infractions and make inquiries on waste management related issues in their area.
Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs