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Firm leads volunteers to clean up Lagos beach

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As part of its commitment to environmental protection, Rite Foods Limited has embarked on the clean-up of Alpha Beach in Lekki, Lagos State, where 1,640kg and 127.2kg of solid and recyclable wastes were cleared.

The clean-up was in collaboration with the Sterling One Foundation and Giving Beach Clean-up, and it saw the staff of Rites Foods joined by 116 volunteers and residents of the community picking up and removing plastics, solid waste, and other unwanted materials from the beach.

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The solid waste recovered totalled 1,640kgs, while polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recyclables weighed 119kgs, carton 3.0kgs, nylon 1.0kgs, and returnable glass bottle 4.2kgs.

The clean-up was part of the company’s contribution to a cleaner environment and the preservation of one of Lagos beaches known as Alpha Beach, which serves as a tourist location in Lagos, where fun-seekers go-to for relaxation, picnics, parties, and other forms of social engagements.

Speaking on the exercise, the Managing Director of Rite Foods Limited, Mr Seleem Adegunwa, affirmed that the company was committed to a cleaner and healthier environment and would continue to contribute to environmental preservation to make society habitable, especially in our communities and public spaces.

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He stated that the project was to ensure that the solid and packaging wastes did not end up in the ocean from the beach, thereby constituting hazards to aquatic lives and for people that make use of the ocean for other activities.

According to him, recyclable waste could be turned into other useful products and help create more jobs, and also keep the environment clean.

“Food and beverage packaging waste like the PET bottles end up in the wrong places, in our beaches, oceans, and waterways or litter the communities where we work and live. We have a responsibility to protect the environment, hence we have gathered today to clear all sorts of waste from the beach,” he stated.

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