The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered with State-wide Waste and Environmental Education Foundation (SWEEP) to start ‘Waste In The City’ to ensure cleaner communities while providing jobs for youths and women by waste recycling.
Launched across communities in Surulere LGA, Coker-Aguda and Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Lagos recently, the initiative funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, helps in unclogging blocked drainage and canals by extracting cans and plastic waste, recycling them while providing economic empowerment for community youths and women.
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At least 100 recycling receptacles and 10 tricycles will be deployed across the communities to ensure the collected waste items are evacuated to aggregation centres for recycling.
Managing Director Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Alfred Olajide, said, “We want to make recycling more accessible to achieve 100 percent collection and recycling by 2030.
“Our goal is to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for everyone we sell globally. To achieve this, we will continue to make our packaging 100 percent recyclable and work with varied stakeholders to ensure the bottles are collected and recycled.
“We are confident that this project will help communities identify and better understand how and where to recycle, further empowering over a 100 women and youth who will be able to earn a living from this project.”