By Damilola Kushimo
The Osolo of Isolo, Oba Kabiru Agbabiaka and other residents of the community were engaged in an unusual community clean up exercise by Greenhill Recycling to commemorate the 2019 World Clean up Day.
The exercise, which was carried out at various places in the community, witnessed massive turnout of volunteers who effectively partook in the clean up exercise and house to house campaign against indiscriminate waste disposal as well as public enlightenment on the importance of waste recycling.
According to Greenhill Recycling CEO, Mrs. Mariam Lawani, the exercise which was done at Arena Market, Oshodi last year was shifted to Isolo in 2019 to consolidate the advocacies against indiscriminate waste disposal and enlighten, sensitize, educate and sustain residents’ conviction on its hazard on the community, climate and the world in general.
She said: “The exercise is to commemorate World Clean up Day. Over 400kg of wastes especially recyclables were dug out of the drainages and in order to ensure residents key into the sustainable initiative of sorting out their recyclables, we gave out over 900 purple bags to launch the blue box initiative in the community.
“Over 300 residents got registered to always have their recyclables picked up as several small business were introduced.
“Encouragingly, the monarch supported us as he felt the initiative was fantastic and he gave us more access to the community. The sensitisation will be a continuous exercise as we want more of well meaning environmentalists and environmental conscious members of the community to know and see recycling as the best alternative and shun the act of indiscriminate waste disposal.”
She stated that positive impact of the initiative would soon be felt as the community would see the change regarding effective recycling and waste management.