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Category Archives: Water

England to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds with plastic stems

The British Government has banned the sale and use of plastic straws, drink stirrers, as well as cotton buds with plastic stems in England from April 2020.

The move which has been planned for over a year is meant to reduce environmental litter and other impacts caused by over five billion plastic straws, 300 million stirrers and nearly two billion cotton buds with plastic stems used in the UK every year.

FBRA Encourages Waste Recycling, Launches Buy-back Initiative at Orile Community

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has called on citizens of Lagos State to imbibe the culture of recycling. This is as it reinstated its unwavering commitment to a cleaner environment through its buy-back campaign on recyclable waste launched at Orile community, Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

On that day, FBRA, the Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) of companies in the food and beverage sector will embark on reward-for-waste initiative at Market Bus Stop, Ojora Street (former Baale Street) Orile, Lagos. The event is to commence by 10am.

Ekiti State Government revives Gossy Table Water

The Ekiti State Government on Tuesday commissioned Gossy Table Water production plant, indicating the commencement of full scale production of the popular table water brand, a year after the parent company was liquidated.

The commissioning was led by the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who led other dignitaries to the plant.

Commenting on the re-launch, Fayemi said it was regrettable that the Gossy Water Company, which could have been generating revenues for the state, went moribund due to lack of conducive environment for ease of doing business in Ekiti State after he left office in 2014.

NUFBTE urges beverage firm not to engage expatriates

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) President, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, has advised the management of La Casera Company not to allow foreign workers take over positions that are meant for Nigerians.

The union boss gave the advice when the new Managing Director of The La Casera Company, Mr. Chinedum Okereke, visited NUFBTE executives in Lagos.

Nestlé Nigeria, other get water license

The Federal Government has presented the Water Use License Certificate to two water companies, namely, Nestlé Nigeria PLC and Winners Power Garden for official extraction of water resources for their operations.

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, made the presentation on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.

The presentation ceremony was organised by the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission, the commission mandated for the issuance of licenses and the regulation of water resources in Nigeria.

Multinational firms band together to tackle plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa

A group of multinational firms with operations in Africa have come together to launch the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance in a bid to reduce the problem of plastic waste across the continent.

The companies – Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Nestlé and Promasidor unveiled the alliance at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

FOBTOB launches empowerment scheme for members’ children

The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has launched a N1million empowerment scheme for children of its members who graduate with first class.

The union’s President, Quadri Olaleye, who revealed this at a luncheon in Lagos in honour of the media for their support for the union’s activities, explained that the award of N1million to brilliant youths was aimed at promoting academic excellence.

Recycling firm invests $8m in Ogun facility

Lexsz Plastics Limited, a polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottle recycling firm based in Ogun State has invested $8 million in a 10-acre factory located along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

The company said it made the investment after China, the world’s biggest importer of recycled plastics banned its import in 2018. The company exported most of its products to China.

Nestlé Waters Nigeria rebrands Nestlé Pure Life

Nestlé Waters Nigeria has re-launched its two variants of premium bottled water, Nestlé Pure Life and Nestlé Pure Life Protect.

The unveiling of the new packaging took place in Lagos on 28 January and was witnessed by the general public, major distributors and retailers of the company and the company’s support staff.

Speaking at the event, Gloria Nwabuike, Marketing Manager, Nestlé Waters Nigeria, explained that the bottles have been rebranded to highlight the new logo that carries a significant and relevant environmental message from the brand.

Union hails FG for addressing high number of ‘Expatriates’

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has commended the Federal Government for tackling the influx of expatriates in the country.

NUFBTE President, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, was quoted as saying that prior to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country was bedeviled with influx of foreigners, who disguised as expatriates to corner the scanty jobs meant for Nigerians, thereby making more competent Nigerians second class citizens.