University of Lagos Celebrates 2020 Global Recycling Day

“The Earth throws back at you what you throw away, so RECYCLE”.

Engr. Afolasade Nubi

Every year, March 18 is set aside as the Global Recycling Day to recognize and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving precious primary resources and securing the future of the planet. It is an opportunity to get people across the globe to focus on a better future for the planet. It is a time for us to think resource, not waste, when it comes to the goods around us.

According to USEPA, “Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products”.   

This year, the University of Lagos joins the world in celebrating this day. The university embraced waste recycling in 2015, and has since focused on waste segregation of Papers, Plastics, and Cans. Also, the university has acquired an industrial paper shredding machine to facilitate the recycling of sensitive paper documents.

As the University celebrates this day along with Management and all recycling heroes on campus, the Health, Safety and Environment Unit of the Works and Physical Planning Department encourages the entire University community to increase their commitment to ensuring a greener and cleaner university environment.

Sorted wastes can be taken to the University sorting centre located along the Commercial Road, opposite of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Remember, “A clean and healthy environment begins with your recycling commitment – Engr. Afolasade Nubi

Meet some of the University of Lagos #RecyclingHeroes who have contributed to ensuring a greener, cleaner University environment through their recycling activities.

For more information, collaboration and clarification on campus waste recycling activities, kindly contact Engr. Nubi via 08055305121 or Dr. Adelopo via 07014999228.

Let’s make the University of Lagos a greener and cleaner University.

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