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Lagos govt bans styrofoam, other plastics

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The Lagos State Government has banned the use and distribution of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics within the state.

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Commissioner of Environment and Works, Tokunbo Wahab.

According to Wahab, the decision was reached following the menace which single use plastics, especially the non-biodegradable Styrofoam was causing in the environment.

Pmnews.ng recalls that the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency had in 2022 decried the increasing use of single-use plastics, pet bottles, polystyrene and other non-biodegradable wastes across the state.

The agency advocated for suitable and multiple-use alternatives in a bid to prevent pollution and avoid disposal problems in the state.

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