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Lafarge Africa Celebrates ‘World Clean-up Day’

Lafarge Africa Plc had the celebration of its “2021 Geocycle week” with the theme “Think Planet, Think Solutions” to coincide with the World Clean-up Day on September 18th.  Geocycle partnered with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) to commemorate the World Clean Up Day with a cleaning exercise at Bariga market in Lagos. Employees and volunteers from Lafarge Africa Plc together with volunteers from the FBRA recycling partners participated in the cleaning exercise.

Daniel Adedokun, the Head of Geocycle, Lafarge Africa Plc remarked: ‘At Lafarge, our commitment to sustainability is unwavering. We drive a circular economy across everything we do, to keep materials in use for as long as possible, giving them a second life – and a third and a fourth – and using only what is needed to preserve nature.  Improving waste collection is fundamental to advancing the circular economy – and to reducing marine litter.’

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The Commercial Manager, Geocycle, Temitope Dosumu during the cleanup event said: ‘The purpose of today’s cleaning event is to sensitize people within Bariga community and its environs on the importance of sorting waste from source and cleaning up the environment and streets. This will go a long way to reduce the volume of waste that goes to the dump sites and drainages and will prevent poor waste management. The World Clean Up Day is a reminder that we all have a part to play in attaining a zero-waste future’.

Seventy-five percent of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in landfills and the natural environment. The world is on track to add 12 billion more tons to that amount by 2050, or more than double the already alarming amount.

Adedokun continued: ‘Geocycle is stepping up to this challenge by helping businesses achieve plastic neutrality.  This year, Geocycle week’s theme is “Think Planet Think Solutions”. In Nigeria, Geocycle has partnered with some industries driving plastic neutrality since 2018. In 2020, 70,000 tons of various types of waste, representing 9% of its energy across the country, was co-processed in our cement kilns.’ 

The world is currently faced with the worst climate change occurrences in recent history; frequent and intense droughts, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans. As such, every available measure at our disposal as a race must be utilized in ensuring a greener and smarter world that works for all.

L-R: Chuka Iwugo, AFR Analyst, Geocycle; Greg Salami, Geocycle Operations Manager; Adebayo Akintelu, AFR Platforms Engineer, Lafarge Africa Plc; Temitope Dosumu, Commercial Manager, Geocycle, Lafarge Africa Plc; Daniel Adedokun, Head, Geocycle Nigeria; Titilope Oguntuga, Head, Sustainable Development and Corporate Brand and Agnes Keke, Corporate Citizenship and Events Manager, Lafarge Africa Plc at the ‘World Clean-up Day’ event organised in partnership with Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) at Bariga Market, Lagos on 18/09/21.
L-R: Ginikanwa Frank-Durugbor, Head of Corporate Communications, Lafarge Africa Plc; Temitope Dosumu, Commercial Manager, Geocycle, Lafarge Africa Plc; Daniel Adedokun, Head, Geocycle Nigeria, Lafarge Africa Plc and Titilope Oguntuga, Head, Sustainable Development and Corporate Brand, Lafarge Africa Plc at the ‘World Clean-up Day’ event organised in partnership with Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) at Bariga Market, Lagos on 18/09/21.
L-R:Chuka Iwugo, AFR Analyst, Geocycle, Daniel Adedokun, Head Geocycle, Lafarge Africa Plc; Ginikanwa Frank-Durugbor, Head of Corporate Communications, Lafarge Africa Plc; Temitope Dosumu, Commercial Manager, Geocycle; in action at the at the ‘World Clean-up Day’ event organised in partnership with Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) at Bariga Market, Lagos on 18/09/21.

Oluwatomi Otuyemi

Oluwatomi Otuyemi, a Geology graduate from Crawford University, has 5 years experience in corporate corporate communications. He has a passion for storytelling, and investigative reporting.

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