single-use plastic GAIA Nigeria Ban
GAIA Nigeria seeks to ban single-use plastic.

The Lagos State Government has placed a ban on the use and distribution of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics across the state.

The ban was announced by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in a statement he posted ‘X’ on Sunday.

Stryrofoam is used to manufacture disposable plates used in eateries.

Wahab noted that the decision was reached following the menace that single-use plastics especially the non-biodegradable Styrofoam were causing on the environment.

“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.”

Recall that the commissioner called on PSP waste operators to digitise their operations for improved waste management.

Wahab said digitisation would enhance transparency in their operations.

He advised the operators to put in place proper data collation and enumeration of all commercial and private facilities being serviced, stressing that the time had come for PSP operators to create an online portal where GPS receivers were installed in their trucks to provide accurate locations.