Lafarge Africa Plc, in collaboration with the Lagos Recyclers Association (LAGRA), emphasizes the importance of regular clean-up efforts and effective environmental management. They underscored this message during clean-up events at Tejuosho Market in Lagos and Olabisi Onabanjo Market in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, in commemoration of the 2023 World Clean Up Day.
The clean-up events involved participation from Lafarge Africa staff, Geocycle corporate customers (such as Julius Berger, Bel Papyrus, A&P Foods, Pladis Global, and NAMPAK BEVCAN), and numerous volunteers. Participants collected various types of waste, including plastic bottles, straws, cans, wrappers, and food debris, which were placed in compostable bags for proper disposal and recycling. Additionally, two large metal bins and cleaning tools were donated to the market associations for the disposal of plastic bottles and recyclables.
Temitope Dosumu, Head Commercial Manager of Geocycle at Lafarge Africa Plc, commended participants for their dedication to creating a cleaner environment and emphasized the importance of raising awareness about maintaining cleanliness and proper waste management. She reiterated Lafarge Africa’s commitment to a world without waste and sustainable business practices, which include recycling and recovering resource value from waste.
Dr. Femi Idowu, President of LAGRA, highlighted the value inherent in waste materials, emphasizing that what some consider trash can be a source of economic value.
In a related clean-up event at Olabisi Onabanjo Market in Ijebu Ode, over 100 volunteers participated. Ibrahim Yaya, Biomass Sourcing Coordinator at Geocycle, Lafarge Africa Plc, emphasized Lafarge’s commitment to sustainable practices and environmental preservation.
Both events reflect Lafarge Africa’s dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship, emphasizing the importance of responsible waste disposal not only on World Clean Up Day but every day of the year.