UNILAG Rewards Winners of Weeks 4, 5 in Ongoing Sustainability Challenge

A Campus resident, Olaoluwa Fashina emerged as the Star Prize winner for Week 5 of the ongoing UNILAG “Sustainability Challenge on Waste Recycle on Campus” with a remittance of three thousand (3000) plastic bottles.

The compensation ceremony which held at the premises of the Department of Works on Thursday, May 4, 2023, saw a 100-level student of Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Sumayya Adenike Adelakun recording her second star prize win by clinching the star prize for week 4 with her remittance of one thousand, nine hundred and fifty five (1955) plastic bottles at the end of the week 4.

Both winners smiled home with a cash sum of N5000 each, their prizes also came with meal tickets.

The presentation ceremony which was graced by the Acting Director of Works, Engineer Johnson Akinwande and the Director of Sports, Dr Joseph Awoyinfa, saw other winners in both the students and staff categories for weeks 4 and 5 going home with consolation prizes in acknowledgment of their commitment to the UNILAG “Sustainability Challenge on Waste Recycle on Campus”.

In his remarks, Project Lead of the Sustainability Challenge, Dr Abdulganiyu Adelopo expressed delight at the success which the Challenge has recorded among members of the university community since its commencement.

The semester-long challenge, according to Dr Adelopo, is aimed at curbing the throwing of plastic bottles into the Lagoon through the University of Lagos, reducing the level of Co2 which accrues from the burning and production of plastics as well as providing incentives to those involved with the sorting of plastics on campus.

The UNILAG “Sustainability Challenge on Waste Recycle on Campus” is targeted at tracking, collecting and recycling 1.5 million plastic bottles on campus within the first semester of the ongoing 2021/2022 Academic Session.

At the end of week 4, a total of 26,782 plastic bottles were gathered with 4.3 tons of Co2 emission cut down.

For week 5, a total of 17,393 plastic bottles were collected by participants with a Co2 emission cutdown of 2.9 tons.

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