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Lagos State Bans Styrofoam and Single-Use Plastics to Combat Environmental Menace

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has taken a significant step toward environmental conservation by prohibiting the use of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics in the state. The ban aims to address the escalating environmental issues associated with the proliferation of single-use plastics, particularly the non-biodegradable Styrofoam.

The announcement of the ban was made by the state’s commissioner for environment and water resources, Tokunbo Wahab, through a tweet on Sunday, January 21. In the tweet, Wahab emphasized the urgency of the ban due to the detrimental impact of single-use plastics on the environment.

The tweet stated:

“Following the menace which single-use plastics, especially non-biodegradable Styrofoam, are causing on the environment, the Lagos State government (@followlasg) through the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (@LasgMOE) is hereby announcing a ban on the usage and distribution of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics in the State with immediate effect.”

This proactive measure by the Lagos State government reflects a commitment to environmental sustainability and serves as a crucial step in reducing the environmental footprint associated with disposable plastics.


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