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Nigerian Bottling Company unveils recycling banks



In furtherance of its commitment to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one introduced into the market for recycling or reuse by 2030, Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd recently inaugurated recycling banks in Lagos and Abuja.

In a statement, the company noted that the neighbourhood-based recycling bank in Ifako-Ijaiye housing estate, Agege, was one of 10 strategically positioned facilities across communities in Lagos and Abuja.

“These hubs will collect polyethene terephthalate bottles (PET bottles), allowing residents to convert plastic waste into cash.

“The facilities will serve as a hub for collecting polyethene terephthalate bottles, otherwise referred to as ‘PET bottles,’ and give residents an opportunity to turn their plastic waste into cash,” it stated.

The Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director of Nigerian Bottling Company, Oluwasoromidayo George, said the need to address current global challenges associated with single-use plastics was important.

She said, “We recognise that there is an urgent need to create solutions to some of the challenges that the world is facing today with single-use plastics.”

On his party, the Director of Waste Management, Adeoye Babajide, representing the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Omobolaji Gaji, commended the company for creating a sustainable environment for Nigerians.

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