Ecobank to pay cash for Used PET Bottles

In marking its sustainability week this year, Ecobank Nigeria has asked residents of Lagos State to bring used plastic materials, soft drink and water bottles amongst others to its Corporate head office in Victoria Island, Lagos, in exchange for cash.

According to the bank, the objective is to remove non-biodegradable materials from the environment towards a healthy and safe living.

The bank stated that its target was to remove four million used PET bottles from the streets and drains of Lagos through this initiative.

Other activities lined up for the week include a symposium for secondary school students in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt to teach the students lifestyles that exemplifies and encourages sustainability.

The bank via a statement reiterated its commitment to environmental sustainability for all. Its sustainability activities are part of the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Before now, the bank’s sustainability efforts had been commended and rewarded by stakeholders including the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, explained that it was in deliberate policy of the bank to embark on sustainable projects that impact people and the environment.

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