In line with the Five Million Guinness Plastic challenge is aimed at reducing non-degradable materials especially plastics which are harmful to society, Team Anambra and Humanity Nigeria have joined the fray by picking up plastics in various dump sites, drainages, roadsides, and other parts of the State.
The exercise was done to commemorate, World Clean-up Day. The areas worked upon were Awka and environs, Nnobi and environs, Ihiala Local Government Area, and Onitsha metropolis.
According to Mr. Amaechi Akora, the Managing Director of Anambra State Waste Management Authority who addressed newsmen, he revealed that Anambra will score high at the grand finale of the Guinness challenge which will begin from 24th to 29th of November 2020.
Furthermore, he charged the citizenry to avoid improper disposal of non-degradable materials along the road sides. He also assured of the sustainability of the exercise after the Guinness challenge.
On their part, Mr. Ben Osisi, a Staff of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, and Mrs. Lauretta Obi, the General Manager Anambra State Waste Management Authority stated that the challenge will scale up sanitation exercise in Anambra to contain both the causes and spread of diseases in the society.
In their reactions, all the partners of the exercise including the Convener, Youth Earnestly Seeks Soludo, Dr Nelson Omenugha, Anambra State Commissioner of the Nigerian Girls’ Guide Association, Dr. Helen Obi and the Convener Women Initiative for a Greater Anambra, Mrs. Amaka Obi, advocated proper disposal of non-degradable materials like plastics stating that it could be recycled into many bi-products like women wigs, plastic beds, Chairs among others.
The Agencies and non-governmental organizations under Team Anambra and Humanity Nigeria include Anambra State Waste Management Authority, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Youth Earnestly Seek Soludo, Women Initiative for Better Anambra, Nigerian Girls Guide Association and other relevant environmental agencies under the Ministry of Environment.