The Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre recently hosted business leaders, government officials, and NGOs at its CEO Roundtable on Sustainability which was held in Ikoyi, Lagos, with the theme of this year’s roundtable is ‘Action to Mitigate Plastic Pollution’.
Director of the Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre, Professor Chris Ogbechie, in his opening remarks described the roundtable as an “ideation platform to explore various frameworks for collaboration between government, business leaders and civil society towards mitigating plastic pollution.
Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria, Baker Magunda, called on businesses to find innovative ways to minimize pollution which in turn helps in protecting the environment. “I strongly believe that a proactive approach does not only tackle the issue of plastic pollution but also protects the environment.”
Baker stressed that businesses must play an active part in the take-back, recycling and the final disposal of their product.
Furthermore, the Chairman, Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, Mrs Sade Morgan, who was the guest speaker at the event discussing ‘Plastic Waste Mitigation in Nigeria: Efforts, Achievements and Prospects,’ pointed out challenges for plastic mitigation which are; Lack of education, Low collection infrastructure, High cost (logistics and cleaning), Low quality of PET waste, Low recycling capacity and demand among others.