Group empowers 45 youths with waste-to-wealth campaign
The International Association of Lions Clubs, Ipaja Central Lions Club chapter, has empowered 45 young people with table water plastic recycling business.
At a workshop themed, ‘From Waste to Wealth’, the humanitarian organisation said the move was part of its campaign to economically empower the youths within the area and enable them to earn good living from recycling.
The facilitator and consultant in the bottle recycling business, Temitope Okunu, spoke on ‘Bottle recycling: Transforming used plastics into home appliances’, engaging the youths in the creative use of wastes to produce functional products.
Okunu stressed that people should start sorting their wastes into pep bottles, nylons and others for recycling and up-cycling purposes.
The facilitator noted that turning waste plastics into wealth is a lucrative business that generates sustainable income for the investor, urging youths to venture into the business.
She warned that people should stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse as it increases the depletion of the ozone layer, which she said is the cause of global climate change.
President of the Ipaja Central Lions Club, Prof. Wole Atoyebi, explained that the major thrust of the club is to save humanity through skill acquisition and awareness creation and to also empower the youths to learn about the plastic recycling business.
Atoyebi stressed that the club was concerned about the dangers of climate change, stressing that it was prepared to improve the situation through the clean-up environmental campaign.