Lagos State Bans Single-Use Plastics

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Waste is major pollution issue in Lagos, especially slum areas.

LAGOS, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – The Lagos state government has said it will start the immediate implementation of a ban on Styrofoam and other single-use plastics.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Tokunbo Wahab said non-biodegradable plastics were a major pollution problem, and were clogging drains.

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State officials also said they will use a dormant 2009 law to fine or jail culprits.

Lagos state is one of Africa’s most populous cities.

International experts estimate Nigeria generates 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually.

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