Web Launch of the Nigeria Edition of the Plastic Atlas
The Abuja office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation is proud to have released the Nigeria edition of the international version of the Plastic Atlas, which was published by Break Free From Plastic and the Heinrich Böll Foundation Head Office in 2019. In addition to the hard facts, data and figures that tell the story of plastic from a global perspective, it provides insights into the particular challenges facing Africa’s most populous country. Nigeria is one of the largest importers and consumers of plastics on the continent. With plastic production and consumption set to increase, the country urgently needs to invest into its waste management capabilities and regulatory environment to tackle the mounting effects of plastic pollution on people and the environment. In the end, however, solutions to the plastic crisis need to focus on preventing more plastic from entering the market and on implementing and supporting zero waste communities and cities, alternative delivery systems and reusable products.
Join us for the official web launch of the Plastic Atlas with some of the authors present to discuss the scale of the plastic challenge in Nigeria and possible ways of how to address it.
Joshua Babayemi (PhD), Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Sciences, Anchor University, Lagos
Kofo Adeleke, Development Consultant, Lagos
Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Abuja
The event will be moderated by Jochen Luckscheiter, Head of the Abuja Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.