RECYCLAN GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED AND HUMANITY NIGERIA move to recover 400 tons of Plastic waste from the natural environment

RECYCLAN GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED AND
HUMANITY NIGERIA move to recover 400 tons of

Plastic waste from the natural environment

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which promote a healthy
world and sustainable for us all, Recyclan Global Services Limited and Humanity
Nigeria in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment is embarking on a
30-Day exercise that will see to the recovery and recycling of 400 metric tons of plastic
bottle waste across Lagos State. This exercise is an attempt to set a new Guinness World
Record for the ‘Largest Volume of Plastic Bottles Collected for Recycling by a Team’.
This world record attempt is the first global PET recovery attempt of this scale. The
previous Guinness World Record Attempt recorded is for a period of 14 days with 56
metric tons recovered.
Scheduled to run from June 1 to 30, 2021, under the theme – ‘Officially amazing’ – the
World Record Attempt by Recyclan and Humanity Nigeria’s “Green Lagos” initiative will
celebrate the Plastic Recycling Month and earmark the milestone achievements of
Lagos State in advancing a clean environment for all.
The Project Directors of the Guinness World Record Attempt, Somi Oguah and Olafemi
George, will lead ‘Team Lagos’ comprising young Volunteers from different Community
Based Organizations for the 30-day PET recovery attempt in Lagos State.
According to the Group CEO of Recyclan Global Services Limited, Chimebuka
Okwuokenye, “it is our collective responsibility to ensure our environment is protected
from pollution. Recyclan is committed to working with all stakeholders towards achieving
a pollution-free planet; one that promotes the health and well-being of our people and
the environment.
We also celebrate and recognise the successful environmental policies of the
government of Lagos State that continuously position the State as
environmentally-friendly.”
With the support of Voluntary Organizations, Corporate Bodies and in partnership with
the Institutions, the attempt at recovering 400 tonnes of plastic waste would help to
strengthen Lagos State’s Environmental Policies and take the ‘Cleaner Lagos Initiative’
to more communities thus making the dream of a ‘Green Lagos’ a possibility.
During the 30-day exercise, a variety of activities aimed at children, youths, corporate
bodies, volunteer organizations, and Lagos State residents will be showcased.
To volunteer for this world record attempt, please visit bit.ly/plasticwaste2021

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