A non-governmental organization, Eco-Green Africa has taken message of waste management to staff and pupils of Glisten International Academy Abuja.
The event was part of activities to commemorate Global Recycling Day.
Founder, Eco-Green Africa, Mrs Dorathy Ukemezia in her address said waste if not properly managed posed a serious risk to the ecosystem and human health.
The event witnessed the donation of Eco-Green Africa’s locally made Color-coded waste bin to pupils and staff of the school.
According to Ukemezia “With the rise in population, our country Nigeria is experiencing significant increase in waste generation. The increase volume and complexity of waste associated with the modern economy is posing a serious risk to the ecosystem and human health.
She said the major objective of Eco-Green Africa is to support improvement of waste issues in Nigeria and Africa at large, by sharing knowledge, creating awareness/sensitization and offering free training, services and donation to foster behavioral change and restore the environmental values lacking in society.
Eco-Green Africa has also started the Sustainable Office Recycling program at the Federal Ministry of Environment, the office cleaners and staff segregate the recyclable wastes (plastic, metal, paper) generated in the office and Eco-Green Africa evacuates it to a Recycling station free of charge.