To commemorate the World Oceans Day 2019, Nestle Nigeria Plc and RecyclePoint, an NGO, cleaned up parts of the Okun-Ajah community in Lagos, thus ridding it of 1,500kg of waste.
The Managing Director and CEO of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, Mr Mauricio Alarcon, made this known in a statement Tuesday in Lagos.
The company said that the cleanup exercise was carried out by over 250 of its staff volunteers along with their families.
Alarcon said that the participants worked together to pick up plastic and other wastes found at the beachfront, ensuring proper segregation, weighing and baling of collected materials for proper management.
He added that all present were also educated on the dangers of poor waste management
Alarcon said, “Plastic waste is one of the world’s most pressing issues.
“Through clean up initiatives and other activities, Nestlé aims to play an active role in changing behaviour and raising public awareness about reducing plastic waste and recycling more.
“This is part of the company’s broader vision to achieve a waste-free future.
“Nestlé is committed to leading lasting and impactful change, and we know that there is no better place to start than from within our own company.
“This is why we are here today with our families and friends, in line with our commitment to safeguard the environment.
“We are passionate about protecting the environment where we work and take action to improve it.’’