Coca-Cola to build plastic recycling hubs for economic inclusion in Nigeria

Coca-Cola, through its philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) said it is providing a grant to the Initiative for the Advancement of Waste Management in Africa (W.A.S.T.E AFRICA), in order to promote waste recycling in Nigeria and help socio-economic inclusion.


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August 26 2020
 
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To this end, the Initiative will build seven solar-powered recycling hubs across the country.

TCCF, whose aim is to increase awareness of waste challenges and solutions specially targeted at women and youth in Abuja and Lagos, said the funding received will be used to build seven solar-powered recycling hubs in satellite towns such as Nyanya, Zuba, Bwari, Kuje, Gwagwalada, Jikwoyi and Galadimawa, communities where residents will be encouraged to adopt the habit of recycling, while the eighth solar-powered recycling hub will be built in a low-income suburb of Lagos, according to Vanguard online news.

The Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola Nigeria, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, remarked, “Plastic pollution is a problem that our company is committed to solving. Our vision for a World without Waste focuses on recycling and behavioural-change projects.

“We believe projects such as the Cash 4 Trash initiative by W.A.S.T.E Africa are an effective means of working together to create shared value and deliver real change.”

 

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