In a bid to make Anambra State one of the cleanest places in Nigeria, its environmental agency, Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA) will collaborate with Anambra Clear Drainage and Forest Preservation Agency (ACFPA) to raise volunteer organizations to pick up plastic bottles from across the state.
The programme is targeted to remove five million plastic bottle wastes from the streets, drainage channels and canals in Nigeria, in fulfillment of the global advocacy for a sustainable environment and a pollution-free planet.
News Echo gathered that the programme tagged: “Five Million Plastic Challenge” was organized by Guinness World Record, in conjunction with some non-governmental and non-profit oriented organisations to commemorate the 2020 World Clean Up Day in Nigeria.
Managing Director, ASWAMA, Mr Amechi Akorah disclosed this on Friday in his office at Awka while speaking to newsmen.
According to him, the programme will be flagged off in Anambra on Sept. 26, 2020, with all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory participating.
Mr Akorah stressed that “Team Anambra” had been working to ensure that not less than a million plastic bottles would be collected from across the state.
According to him, “we are working with some volunteer organisations to pick at least a million plastic bottles off the roads, streets, canals and drainage channels across the state”.
“Different units of Team Anambra have been visiting all nooks and crannies of the state and carting away large quantities of plastic wastes in preparation for the `Five Million Plastic Challenge’ programme.
“Plastic bottle wastes picked during the exercise will be taken up by the Recycler Association of Nigeria”, he added.
Meanwhile, ASWAMA boss warned the citizens to desist from littering the environment with plastic bottle wastes and other kinds of wastes, in order to achieve a sustainable, clean and healthy environment.