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The government in a bid to ensure environmental sanitation and hygiene has placed a ban on the use of plastic 

In a significant move towards environmental sustainability, the Lagos State Government through its Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu of Lagos has issued a ban on the use of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics. The announcement was made by the state’s Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, on Sunday, January 21.

Expressing the necessity of the ban, Wahab highlighted the alarming environmental impact caused by single-use plastics, particularly the non-biodegradable Styrofoam.

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In a tweet on Sunday, he stated, “Following the menace which single-use plastics, especially non-biodegradable Styrofoam, are causing on the environment, the Lagos State government (@followlasg) through the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (@LasgMOE) is hereby announcing a ban on the usage and distribution of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics in the State with immediate effect.”

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This proactive measure by the Lagos State government underscores its commitment to combating environmental degradation and fostering a cleaner, more sustainable future. The ban is expected to significantly reduce the adverse impact of single-use plastics on the state’s ecosystems and contribute to global efforts in curbing plastic pollution.

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Environmentalists and residents alike have welcomed the decision, recognizing it as a crucial step towards preserving the natural beauty of Lagos and mitigating the long-term consequences of plastic waste.

The move aligns with international trends, where governments and communities are increasingly recognizing the urgent need to address the environmental challenges posed by single-use plastics.

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The ban is not only a commendable step towards protecting the environment but also serves as an example for other regions to follow suit in adopting responsible and eco-friendly practices.

As Lagos State Government takes this bold stance, it sends a clear message that collective efforts are essential to building a sustainable future for generations to come.

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