The challenges of pet bottles on our waterways with severe effects on many sewers affecting sewerage networks coming with other possible effects of pollution have been the topic of discussion in a recent gathering last week with members of Nigeria Environmental Society in commemoration with world environmental day (WED). The significance becomes conspicuous as justification joining the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s world environmental day
Some of the deliberation is centered how government at all levels is urged to intensify campaign against the danger posed by indiscriminate dumping of pet bottles as solid waste products all over the world and specifically in Nigeria, pointing that Nigerians must have attitudinal change, government strict policy and well-articulated ideas for advocacy in form of educating Nigeria inhabitants on the need to recycle the plastic waste rather than dumping the product in every available space
Chairman Nigeria Environmental Society(NES) Lagos chapter, Dr Eugene Itua who led other environmentalists in Lagos at the World Environment Day celebration organised by Nigeria Environmental Society (NES), in collaboration with Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and others, made the call.
Itua who said the organisation recognizes that solutions to plastic pollution will differ from community to community because of cultures and traditions, however, noted that the society realised the need to draw the attention of the participants to the scourge of plastic waste and its effects on human safety. “We want to educate environmentalists about what is happening around them, for them to also let members of their communities know that indiscriminate disposal of plastic waste harms organisms in the seas, oceans and causes a lot of environmental problems.