Vice President urges consumer goods companies operating in Nigeria to domesticate global policy on plastic recycling

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has requested foreign consumer goods giants operating in the country to maintain the global policy on plastics recycling in the country to eliminate indiscriminate disposal of the synthetic material. The Vice President gave the advice during the 2018 World Environment Day celebration with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution in Abuja’’.

Osinbajo noted that Coca Cola had committed to collecting and recycling the equivalent of all drink containers and chips every year, amounting to about 110 billion plastic bottles, while other consumer goods giants had begun to utilize more recycled plastics. The vice president noted that the country was in a good position to lead Africa and the rest of the world in beating plastic pollution.