June 6 has long been the world environment day.
Friends of The Environment (FOTE), in collaboration with the Conservation Club of Federal Science and Technical College(FSTC), Yaba and West African Seasoning Company Limited organized a symposium to commemorate the world environment day.
During the lecture, the chairperson of FOTE, Engr. Mrs. Joanna Olu Maduka, emphasized the need to draw attention to the scourge of plastic waste and its effects on the environment. She stated that solutions to plastic pollution would differ from community to community.
According to her, when there is too much plastic in the environment, it prevents plants’ growth and some components of the material can contaminate the food chain.
She said, “We want to educate our young people about what is happening around them, for them to be productive members of their communities. Young people should be able to put a stop to plastic waste, which harms organisms in the oceans and pollutes the natural environmental”.
Besides, we would like to reiterate that, Nigerians should be educated more on the need to recycle plastic waste rather than dump the waste in every available space. Read more…