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LASG seeks waste-free environment

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By  Samuel Bolaji

The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, said plans had been concluded to host ‘Lagos Circular Economy 2023’, an initiative geared towards achieving a “waste-free Lagos”.

A circular economy is a model of production and consumption which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible.

Speaking at a press conference held on Thursday in Alausa, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Omobolaji Gaji, explained that the circular economy hotspot was “an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which is to serve as a platform to foster co-creation and highlight cities and societies transition towards circular economy.”

He said the state government had on December 2, 2020, organised a roundtable on circular economy, “bringing together all stakeholders, businesses and citizens on this journey towards a resourceful and waste-free economy.

“Since the roundtable, citizens and businesses have continued the conversation on how to utilise the waste and resources in Lagos with our small and medium enterprises at the heart of this discussion as well as our industry.”

Gaji added, “This initiative will also allow us to deepen the conversation as we build on our climate adaptation policy, our 30-year Lagos Development Plan, and the role of each and every stakeholder in building a sustainable city.

“Lagos, as a sub-national in the forefront of creating models for development which other states and cities in Africa emulate, is at it again as the first host of this laudable event in Africa.

“The circular economy hotspot has previously been hosted in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Catalonia Spain, and Dublin, Ireland this April.”

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