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FBRA Encourages Waste Recycling, Launches Buy-back Initiative at Orile Community

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The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling.

This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orile community, Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

On that day, FBRA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of companies in the food and beverage sector will embark on reward-for-waste initiative at Market Bus Stop, Ojora Street (former Baale Street) Orile, Lagos. The event is to commence by 10am.

This initiative is to ensure that food and beverage packaging waste are recycled into other useful products and help create more jobs as well as keep the environment clean.

The Alliance, through campaigns and clean-up initiatives in partnership with Lagos State Government and other stakeholders, aims to turn the current challenge of post-consumer waste in the country into an opportunity within the recycling value chain to create jobs.

Commenting on the clean-up initiative, FBRA’s Vice Chairman, Adekunle Olusuyi said “It is unacceptable that our packaging waste end up in the wrong places, in our oceans and waterways or littering the communities where we work and live.

We have a responsibility to help ensure our impact is a positive one and our actions inspire others to help generate solutions that leave our world better for generations to come.

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That’s why FBRA is collaborating with its waste collection partner, RecyclePoints and the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to rid the environment of all food and beverage packaging waste.

As part of the scheme, residents of Orile community are advised to come out with their plastic bottles, pure water sachets, used beverage cans, cartons, tetra packs, newspapers and glass bottles to the designated centre where the reward for recyclable waste will take place.

Olusuyi stated that community recycling campaigns has been ongoing through our collection partner RecyclePoints in different communities.

Last month, we were at Ojo community to raise awareness on waste separation and proper disposal to curtail environmental pollution in Lagos and we will expand this initiative to other communities.

Food and beverage packaging is an important part of our modern lives, yet the world has a packaging problem.

Like many companies that make products we all love, our packaging has contributed to this global challenge and we have a responsibility to help solve this problem.

That’s exactly what we’re doing, and we invite others to join us on this critical journey.”

He further informed that the collective effort of member-companies of FBRA in environmental preservation will lead to knowledge sharing, encourage innovation on technical and other solutions appropriate for waste management, especially on recycling projects.

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This necessitated the industry participation at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, in March this year, where the launch of the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance took place.

It was aimed at transforming plastics recycling infrastructure across Sub-Saharan Africa and build new economic opportunity

Founded in December 2013, the Alliance has membership drawn from responsible and forward-thinking companies with a shared concern for the environment.

These includes Nigerian Bottling Company Limited/Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Intercontinental Distillers Limited, International Breweries Limited and Tulip Cocoa.

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Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya inspects Imota Rice Mill

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The Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya was on an inspection visit to the Imota Rice Mill, Ikorodu today.

The Acting Commissioner’s visit to Imota was to inspect and gauge the level of progress of work done on the site – especially around equipment installation.

It is important to note that Civil work at the Rice Mill is already at about 85% completion, with just external work left to be completed.

 

Work is also ongoing on the casting of the treated water plants and the effluent treatment plant. Finishing touches are also being put on the VIP/Staff/Administrative buildings.

The installation of Mill lines is billed to commence by the end of this month.

Other parts of the construction work ongoing include the remaining 4 silos, boiler unit area and harvest dryers – all currently being assembled.

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How Vitafoam is responding to the COVID-19 fight

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Despite the huge challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is posing to businesses across the world and Nigeria, some corporate organisations are stepping up with laudable actions to support the government’s effort in the fight against the virus.

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, one of the organisations that have responded to the fight, on Wednesday donated 100 units of mattresses and pillows to isolation centers through the Lagos State Government as the number of confirmed cases increases in Nigeria.

“As a Responsible Corporate Organization, we would also be playing our own part in fighting the spread as well as eradicating COVID-19, by giving out 100 units of Mattress and Pillows to the isolation centres through the Lagos State Government,” Vitafoam announced in a Twitter statement.

Nigeria presently has a total of 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 48 are active, two have recovered while one death has been recorded.

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Nestlé Marks Transporters Day, Restate Assurance of Products Availability

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In a bid to continually satisfy its customers’ needs Nestlé Nigeria Plc, has restated its commitment towards ensuring its products are available for consumers in markets across the country during the event.

The statement was made at event tagged the ‘Transporters Day 2020’ which it held recently in Lagos, the company gave this assurance where it hosted top logistics companies to educate them on best practices on services and product supplies as well as appreciate them for the significant roles they play in the company’s growth.

Mr. Nestor Finalo, Supply Chain Manager, Nestlé Nigeria speaking at the event, he said; “Nestlé main objective is to continuously drive product availability in the marketplace with speed; thus, there is need to create stronger partnerships with its transporters for them to be able to provide optimum services to customers and distributors, on-time and in full.

“Everything we do start with the customers and shoppers in mind; they are always at the centre. Ensuring availability and access to our healthy options cannot be achieved without a committed relationship between Nestle and the transporters, he said.

He added: “With this comes the responsibility to sustain all efforts at ensuring our high-quality products are available for the shoppers to buy and consume across all relevant outlets in the country.”

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In a bid to continually satisfy its customers’ needs Nestlé Nigeria Plc, has restated its commitment towards ensuring its products are available for consumers in markets across the country during the event.

The statement was made at event tagged the ‘Transporters Day 2020’ which it held recently in Lagos, the company gave this assurance where it hosted top logistics companies to educate them on best practices on services and product supplies as well as appreciate them for the significant roles they play in the company’s growth.

Mr. Nestor Finalo, Supply Chain Manager, Nestlé Nigeria speaking at the event, he said; “Nestlé main objective is to continuously drive product availability in the marketplace with speed; thus, there is need to create stronger partnerships with its transporters for them to be able to provide optimum services to customers and distributors, on-time and in full.

“Everything we do start with the customers and shoppers in mind; they are always at the centre. Ensuring availability and access to our healthy options cannot be achieved without a committed relationship between Nestle and the transporters, he said.

He added: “With this comes the responsibility to sustain all efforts at ensuring our high-quality products are available for the shoppers to buy and consume across all relevant outlets in the country.”

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