The Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with Alkem Nigeria Limited, a private company involved in PET bottles recycling.
Speaking at the signing of the pact in Lagos, the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr.Ola Oresanya, said that the MoU signing signified the formalisation of partnership between the authority and Alkem.
Oresanya noted that the partnership would have a positive impact on the LAWMA’s ongoing campaign to sanitise the state of used PET bottles.
According to him, the partnership would boost the culture of waste sorting and recycling, which the authority had been spearheading in recent times.
The partnership entails the establishment, operation and maintenance of a PET bottle collection and baling Centre at Olusosun recycling village (the project site) by Alkem Nigeria Limited.
Managing Director of Alkem, Mr. Ravi Chanrai lauded the management of LAWMA for the opportunity to formalise their relationship to ensure effective waste collection in the state.
Chanrai commended the authority for its efforts to rid Lagos of wastes which he said are detrimental to human health.
Considering the space required to contain the over 10,000 cubic meter of waste generated daily in Lagos and the in-elasticity of the landfill sites, LAWMA commenced the recycling initiative in the state through massive public enlightenment and discounting the amount paid for the evacuation of sorted wastes.
To this end, the authority established a nylon buyback programme, recycling banks, the compost facility in Ikorodu, (in collaboration with Earthcare), collection of PET, aluminum cans, cardboard and other materials.