Lagos will introduce the circular economy
Plans are underway to adopt the circular economy in Lagos State as a component of efforts to cut waste and promote a sustainable, healthy environment.
Speaking at the presentation of the Lagos State Circularity GAP Report to LASEPA and the Lagos State Resilience Office was Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, general manager of the State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) (LASRO).
She emphasized the need of the circular economy for both environmental and health concerns.
The project’s implementing partner, Nondunna Limited, delivered the report.
After hearing the news, Fasawe remarked: “A circular economy is one in which everyone’s garbage is someone else’s raw material. Plastic can be reused, however when it is not disposed of properly, it is harmful.
In explaining the report, “Facilitating the Transition to a Circular Economy and Building of an Environmentally Responsive Lagos State,” Oluwakorede Okpekpe, a representative of Nondunna, stated that the achievement of a circular economy, as opposed to a linear one, would save the nation’s dwindling raw material base.
According to Okpekpe, the project aimed to produce four deliverables that would put Lagos in a position to comprehend the circular economy and improve its transition to one.
These outputs consist of a Circularity Gap Report, content creation and strategic communication, a project repository and tracking dashboard/web app, and a database of financially viable initiatives and potential investors.
The project report, which included the local government districts of Oshodi/Isolo, Ikeja, and Amuwo-Odofin, gives a workflow overview, encompassing activities, outputs, and outcomes realized throughout project execution.
“A circular economy can be defined as the conservation of natural resources and the reduction of waste. It is an economic strategy that tries to create goods and services sustainably while reducing waste production and consumption.
A circular economy makes sure that resources are kept in the economy even after a product has reached the end of its useful life so they can be profitably utilised once more and so add value.