The Community Firm Tasks on Proper Waste Disposal | The Guardian Nigeria News
The need for a clean environment and proper waste disposal emerged recently when Swiss Pharma Nigeria Limited organized a clean-up and education campaign on the harmful effects of living in an unhealthy environment.
While emphasizing that the benefits of living in a healthy environment cannot be overstated, the society noted that a good hygiene regimen in an unhealthy environment equals unhealthy living.
The environmental challenge, which led to the clean-up campaign, had been going on for nearly three years following heavy rains on May 9, 2019, which severely flooded Swipha’s premises on Dopemu Road, forcing the company to halt operations. . for hours for fear of explosions and electrical hazards from the incessant overflow of water that extended into the utility building.
The cause of the flooding was attributed to piles of garbage blocking the mesh inside the drainages.
The company then met with community leaders about the need to repair the damaged mesh caused by the dumping of waste into the drainage.
The state government, through the Department of Environment, between January and July 2022 rebuilt the drainage, pledging to tackle the problem of indiscriminate waste disposal.
But as part of its corporate social responsibility, the company has tackled the problem of indiscriminate waste disposal, appointing Recycle Points Limited, a waste recycling and benefits company, to lead the clean-up and education campaign.
According to Swipha’s Managing Director, Frédéric Lieutaud: “As a pharmaceutical company, which prides itself on the well-being of people and the environment, we have taken it upon ourselves to encourage a cleaner environment for all by naming Recycle Points Limited to manage the execution of the project.
“This we have done in our effort to maintain the good relationships we have built over the years,” Lieutaud said.
Recycle Points General Manager, Taiwo Adewole, thanked the Swipha boss for the opportunity, saying, “It’s a pride to lead the clean-up campaign, which has educated the community on the harmful effects of a improper waste disposal. , which include flooding and disease, as well as the benefits of recycling beyond revenue generation.