Team Anambra and Humanity Nigeria have joined in the Five Million Guinness plastic challenge by picking up plastics in various dump sites, drainages, roadsides and other parts of the State The Five Million Guinness Plastic challenge is aimed at reducing non-degradable materials especially plastics which are harmful to the society.
Agencies and non-governmental organizations under Team Anambra and Humanity Nigeria are 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.
The exercise was in commemoration of the World Clean up Day.
ABS crew who monitored the exercise observed that areas scouted were Awka and environs, Nnobi and environs, Ihiala Local Government Area, and Onitsha metropolis.
Speaking to newsmen, the Managing Director of Anambra State Waste Management Authority, Mr. Amaechi Akora, who disclosed that over Six hundred thousand plastics were netted after the exercise, noted that Anambra will score high at the grand finale of the Guinness challenge which will commence from twenty-fourth to twenty-ninth of November 2020.
While assuring the sustainability of the exercise after the Guinness challenge, Mr. Akora, charged the citizenry to avoid improper disposal of non-degradable materials along the road sides.
A Staff of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Mr. Ben Osisi and the General Manager Anambra State Waste Management Authority, Mrs. Lauretta Obi, said the challenge will scale up sanitation exercise in Anambra to contain 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.