Wednesday, October 20, 2021

University Of Lagos Generates 5 Million Naira From Its Domestic Waste

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Mrs Sade Nubi, who is the Senior Environmental Engineer, University of Lagos, in a statement with reporters said that the institution through its recycling scheme has realised about N5m from waste products generated by the University. Speaking at the ongoing Africa Cleanup conference in Cape Coast Ghana, which held on Monday, she said that the university generates about 32.2 tons of waste monthly from its 97,000 population including visitors. “We try to make sure that the school environment is clean, we make sure that we sensitise people to know that we can create wealth from waste,” she said.“For UNILAG, despite the initial challenges of funding and negative attitude towards the initiative, we still moved ahead beyond the challenge to push forward and achieve our goal. We have been able to recycle as much as 23 tons of waste every month. We have recycling companies as partners who come to buy our waste. We have been able to create income for the institution as well as employment,” she said. “We also carry out research work. We can now categorise our waste which includes more of plastic bottles. We have been able to raise between N4m and N5m for the institution since the inception of the initiative and employ about 50 workers at the sorting centre in the institution.” Nubi concluded by saying that UNILAG was ready to collaborate with other institutions on the recycling project, so as to generate funds, create employment and add value to the education sector. Photo Credit: Getty

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