GODDIE OFOSE, Lagos
Africa’s biggest cleanup powered by SHOPRITE brings together over 6 000 people across the continent to clean their communities in more than 500 different events.
The retailer invites the public to join leading experts, thought leaders, the Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Lagos State Waste Management Authority [LAWMA], Wecyclers, Pick That Trash, Visionscape, Chanja Datti, Ecobaarter, Diamond Shine Nigeria, Sustainable Africa Waste Initiative, Kids Beach Garden and a host of volunteers to be part of this history-making event.
Seyifumi Adebote, a team leader of Pick That Trash in Abuja, noted that “due to increasing levels of waste in our environment it has become imperative for greater awareness of the importance of picking up and separating out waste to encourage a recycling culture in Africa”.
In the same vein, Head: Business Development of Wecyclers, Omobolanle Olowu, explains: “We are joining the Shoprite team and other partners to clean up as many locations as possible so that people will realise there’s value in waste and clean up their neighbourhoods.”
To join one of the 45 cleanup events taking place across Nigeria from 14-18 July, register via the website www.actforchange.africa, which was specifically created for this purpose and is being managed by the Shoprite Group and volunteerism organisation Brownie Points.
Outside of Nigeria, cleanups are taking place in 10 other African countries including South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Madagascar.