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Expert tasks govt. on policy implementation to curb plastic pollution

On Monday, an environmental expert and consultant, Mr. Taiwo Adewole, urged federal and state governments to implement policies to curb plastic pollution in the country.

Adewole gave the advice in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He stressed the need for the government and producers of plastics to take responsibility by implementing and enforcing policies regarding plastic pollution in the country.

”There are so many policies regarding plastic pollution, but implementation is one of the problems we are facing in the country.

”There is a need for strict implementation of policies by the government,” he said.

He added that there was a need for the government to carry out more enlightenment programmes to reduce the menace to the barest minimum.

”Lack of education is also a problem because people are not well educated on the dangers of plastic pollution to the environment.

”The government needs to educate the populace more on the dangers through radio and television,” he also said.

He added that there was also a need for enlightenment on turning plastics into wealth or waste into wealth.

According to him, people can make money from plastics by gathering them together and selling them to those who will make use of them.

”Papers, plastics, metals, and glasses are some of the most popular items that can be recycled,” he said. (NAN)

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