INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos Waste Management Authority has collaborated with the Lagos State Park and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) to build eco-friendly Christmas trees from pet bottles and old tyres.
The trees were created by the Foundation for a Better Environment on behalf of the two state agencies.
Commenting on the development, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni told the News Agency of Nigeria that the initiative is a demonstration of the creative use of waste materials to beautify the environment.
“We partnered LASPARK on the initiative to practice what we preach, by creating Christmas trees whose main materials are sourced from recyclables, and by so doing, teach residents in the state the importance of engaging in recycling, especially during this festive season,” Odumboni said.
The eco-trees were stationed at the Johnson-Jakande-Tinubu (JJT) park at the Alausa Secretariat, the LAWMA head office garden in Ijora; 7UP Bus Stop, and Allen Avenue traffic intersection, Ikeja.
The LAWMA boss assured Lagos residents that there will be effective waste management services during the festive season and the new year. He encouraged Lagosians to properly dispose of their waste in containers.
He also advised Lagosians to shun illegal or unregistered disposal outfits, because such acts pose serious issues environment.