NEWSDAILYNIGERIA– In an effort toward recycling all waste in Northern Nigeria; a Kaduna based Company (scrapped processing and compose integrated recycling Company ) has kick-started its full operation in Kaduna.
This is aimed at tackling all the issues of plastic waste which include solid and liquid, in order to save the environment against the increase spread of waste on the street ,gutter, streams, ponds and some Rivers
The Chief Executive officer of the company Alhaji shehu Usman explained that the company is fully ready toward recycling all the huge volume of waste and other garbage that is capable of causing Flood, health challenges, pollution and environmental disaster.
According to him, the company has brought many recycling machines that can face all the trash and garbage polluting the environment, while transforming them for many uses
The company has engaged hundreds scavengers and trashed dealers across the north for the supply of waste ,for the sole aim of re-using them
Shehu noted that, crushing and washing machine for recycling all plastic waste have been put in place for smooth operation and for the success of daily recycling of huge tones of plastic.
Turning waste to cash is our focus ,and our target is to wipe out all the waste and garbage on the street and other trash dump centers across the north, so as to find ways of re-using them for domestic uses and other purposes
He said many youths and women were engaged into the processing of all the waste materials,
Adding that recycling takes 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials while helping reducing fossil fuel consumption; diverting discarded plastics from the refuse stream and turning them into new goods keeps these persistent materials out of landfills and the natural environment
“we are fully in support of government toward waste management and recycling of waste to wealth in Kaduna state”
He noted that, recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution.
As recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change.
Shehu stressed that recycling reduces the amount of waste produced by us. Conserves natural resources such as water, wood, and minerals. It prevents the overuse of resources and helps in preserving them. In addition, it saves energy, he stressed
He said the plastic recycling house is one of the biggest in Nigeria,and they are going to be producing goods that are of international standards,
“we want our locally made goods in nigeria to be competing with international standard”
Responding the representative of Ministry of Environment Mallam Usman Mohamed Lawal, who is the Director of Public and laboratory services (KEPA) expressed that this is a great development for Kaduna state and Nigeria at large.
He said, the company would surely help the state toward reducing the huge tones of daily waste that are capable of contributing in causing many environmental problems to the state
There are millions of plastic waste in the river and other ponds, and they contributed on daily basis towards killing our marine animals while pollution the environment, he said
Stressing that there is need for all recycling companies to immensely join hands toward saving human, animals and all the living organism in the environment.
Adding that there is need for other companies to emulate such gesture which is aimed at turning waste to wealth
Also contributing comrade Mohammed Zakari, a country , representative of African Climate reporters, emphasized on the need for state and federal governments to support big and small recycling companies , so as to strengthen their capacity, in order to enhance their efficiency
He said, lack of steady electricity, insecurity and lack of patriotism by Nigerians has contributed towards closing down of many industries and companies
Comrade Mohammed appealed to Government to always support all the recycling plastic companies, in order to mitigate the issues of pollution
Comrade Mohammed appealed to Government to always support all the recycling plastic companies, in order to save the environment against all forms of plastic pollution and flood
Mohammed said, this is the biggest plastic recycling center that he has ever been in the northern Nigeria,and it’s equally the one with the largest number of workers
He equally pointed that recycling is one of the most important steps towards the reduction of pollution, and it is fun too, especially when done in groups.
Recycling plastic bags reduces the amount of energy usage, raw materials, pollution, as well as the waste Americans produce.
He ended by calling on all Nigerians to halt dumping trashes in the gutter to halt the spread of waterborne diseases, flood, and other environmental disasters.