Lagos State Government Bans On One Styrofoams And Single-Use Plastics

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To combat environmental degradation, the Lagos State Government has swiftly imposed a ban on the usage and distribution of Styrofoam, and other single-use plastics within the state. Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, personally signed the announcement, urging the State Waste Management Authority(LAWMA), and the Kick Against Indiscipline(KAI) to take immediate action against production companies.

Wahab directed both agencies to crackdown on all styrofoam production companies and distribution outlets, aiming to curb further environmental harm caused by the indiscriminate use and distribution of these non-biodegradable materials.

Citing the negative impact on drainage systems and the environment, Wahab emphasised the need for urgent measures. He invoked existing laws, including the National Environmental (Sanitation and Waste Control) Regulation 2009 and the 2017 State Environmental Management and Protection Law, which prohibit single-use plastics.

Producers, distributors, and end-users were sternly warned to comply with the ban or face substantial fines, penalties, and possible closure of their premises. Wahab highlighted the environmental consequences such as: climate change, flooding, and diseases like cholera, urging residents to shift towards reusable alternatives.

The commissioner emphasised the collective responsibility to make sacrifices for the well-being of society, saying: “The convenience of single-use plastic comes at a huge cost to society. We must all make small sacrifices for our collective well-being.”

 

 

 

 

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