UN Bans Use Of Disposable Plastics In Nigerian Offices

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The United Nations Organisation (UN) in a bid to make the world a better place, it has directed all their Nigerian offices to stop using disposable plastics within the premises of the organisation, Punch reports.

 

The Resident Coordinator, UN, Edward Kallon made this known in a memo to all UN staff and workers saying the ban which will impact positively to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was also in line with " our commitment to contribute to global efforts at reducing dependence on single-use plastic materials in our environment but particularly in the workplace."

He said " Please refer to our meeting on January 30, 2020, where we deliberated and agreed to a series of decisions and action points.

One key outcome at this meeting was our commitment to contribute to global efforts at reducing dependence on single-use plastic materials in our environment but particularly in the workplace."

"Based on this decision, I kindly inform you that effective from February 15, the prohibition of single-use plastics within the UN House premises will come into effect.

I request you as heads of your respective agency to provide the requisite leadership and guidance to operationalise this decision," Kallon added.

"Your operation managers should adopt appropriate administrative measures to curtail the use of single-use plastics within your agency’s daily operational and programme procurements and interventions."

"The UN House Manager is also advised to adopt measures of this prohibition within the UN House and create the required awareness, particularly to our common outsourced service providers and vendors," The Coordinator stated.

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