Plastic Pollution: Lagos Recyclers Seek Protection Of Marine Ecosystem


By Adebola Adegoke/Franklin Ohaegbu

The Lagos Recyclers Association (LAGRA) has called on individuals, governments and corporate bodies to take responsibility for reducing waste, plastic pollution, and safeguarding the health and sustainability of the marine ecosystems.

President of the association, Dr Femi Idowu-Adegoke, made the call on Wednesday during the 2nd Annual Lagos Recyclers Conference and Exhibition with the theme: ‘Life Under Water’.

Idowu-Adegoke said it was pertinent to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

According to him, healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence as they cover 70 per cent of our planet, make up 97 per cent of earth’s water and we rely on them for food, energy, and water.

He noted that oceans and coastal areas are extremely vulnerable to environmental degradation, overfishing, climate change and…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria