Connect with us


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



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.

For Diaspora Digital Media Updates click on Whatsapp, or Telegram. For eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles, write to: Follow us on X (Fomerly Twitter) or Facebook

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Updates

Malian Singer Rokia Traore Detained in Italy Amid Child Custody Dispute

Herve Renard Emerges As Top Contender For Vacant Super Eagles Coaching Job

Senegal’s Oil Discovery: A Game-Changer for the Economy?

IGP Egbetokun’s Shameful Antics: A Betrayal of Public Trust

INEC Verifies ADC Secretariat Ahead of Polls 

Kagame Faces Familiar Rivals As Rwanda’s Presidential Election Campaign Begins

Despite Huge Investments, Unviable Airports Dot Nigerian States

Terror Strikes Russia: Coordinated Attacks Leave Multiple Dead

Nigerian who failed WASSCE 17 times honoured with two doctorate in US

How 1,301 Pilgrims Died During 2024 Hajj In Saudi Arabia

Subscribe to DDM Newsletter for Latest News