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Turn wastes to wealth, expert tells MAPOLY students

By Ifedayo Ogunyemi, Abeokuta   |   12 February 2017   |   3:13 am

JCI members receiving a waste bin container at MAPOLY, Abeokuta, last week.

An environmental expert, Olufunmilayo Kuti, has urged students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, to embrace ‘waste to wealth’ project. According to her the project would enable students gather wastes with the aim of turning it into wealth.

Speaking at a seminar tagged, “Say No To Littering,” organised by the Junior Chambers International (JCI), MAPOLY chapter, Kuti said all the departments in the school have been given waste bins in order to eradicate littering on campus.


She said: “The moment you gather enough pure water nylon, bottles, cans and others, we link you with companies that will buy them and you are paid for it.

“Nylon and bottles are not degradable, assuming they are, we can let go. When these wastes get into the environment, they block drainages and cause flooding and diseases. Bacteria that cause infections breed in them and they are eyesore in the environment,” she said.




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