Environment: Lagos Govt Bans Single-Use Plastic Takeaway Plates

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Ikeja — The Lagos State Government has imposed an immediate ban on the use and distribution of styrofoam and other single-use plastic plates throughout the state.

Tokunbo Wahab, the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, announced this on Twitter on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

“Following the menace which single-use plastics especially non-biodegradable Styrofoam are causing on the environment, the Lagos State government through the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources is hereby announcing a ban on the usage and distribution of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics in the State with immediate effect,” he said.

Wahab voiced worry that single-use plastics had become a problem in a highly populated metropolis.

The commissioner, however, did not explain how the Lagos State Government intends to ensure complete compliance with this mandate.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.