Lagos bans use of styrofoam, single-use plastics

Lagos State Government on Sunday announced the ban on the use and distribution of Styrofoam and other single-use plastics across the state
Lagos bans use of styrofoam, single-use plastics.

This was announced by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in a statement he posted on Sunday.

Stryrofoam is used to manufacture disposable plates used in eateries.

Wahab noted that the decision was reached following the menace that single-use plastics especially the non-biodegradable Styrofoam were causing on the environment.

“Following the menace which single-use plastics especially non-biodegradable Styrofoam are causing on the environment, the Lagos State government through the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources 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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