LASCOPA Calls on Lagosians to properly dispose Plastic Waste

The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has charged residents on the dangers associated with plastic pollution on the environment with a call to ensure that plastics are properly disposed and recycled.

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LASCOP Calls on Lagosians

LASCOPA Calls on Lagosians: The Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA) has charged residents on the dangers associated with plastic pollution on the environment with a call to ensure that plastics are properly disposed and recycled.

The Chairman, Board of LASCOPA, Mrs. Funmi Falana, made the call on Monday at a press briefing organised by the Agency as part of activities to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day.

She stated that plastics are one of the environmental hazards that have to be curtailed due to its potential to cause harm to the health of citizens. Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration tagged “Tackling Plastic Pollution”, Mrs. Falana, stressed that the number of disposable plastic in the environment is increasing daily and if not checked, has a tendency to cause huge environmental degradation.

According to her, Lagos State is joining the rest of the World to commemorate the day with a view to enlightening residents on the dangers of plastic pollution and the need for sustainable consumption in order to protect the environment.

Falana averred that plastic pollution is one of the issues that affect consumers as they are entitled to a good environment, good health and good products as well as services, urging consumers who have issues with products or services to seek redress by reporting to LASCOPA.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration tagged “Tackling Plastic Pollution”,
Mrs. Falana, stressed that the number of disposable plastic in the environment is increasing daily and if not checked, has a tendency to cause huge environmental degradation.

According to her, Lagos State is joining the rest of the World to commemorate the day with a view to enlightening residents on the dangers of plastic pollution and the need for sustainable consumption in order to protect the environment.

Falana averred that plastic pollution is one of the issues that affect consumers as they are entitled to a good environment, good health and good products as well as services, urging consumers who have issues with products or services to seek redress by reporting to LASCOPA.

The General Manager of the Agency, Mr. Afolabi Solebo Esq., stated that the essence of Consumer Rights Day is to address issues bordering on the actual knowledge that a consumer should have while patronising various consumer products.

The General Manager explained that plastic pollution is the accumulation of waste plastics in an environment, thereby degrading the healthy standards of the habitats which include humans, animals and plants.

He noted that scientists have discovered that microplastics in over 140 marine species end up as food on our plates while a World Health Organisation (WHO) report of Y2018 indicated that the bottled water consumed every day contains 90 percent of microplastics.

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