August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

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A World without Waste: Coca-Cola and the FG discuss the waste issue in Nigeria

One of the major issues affecting Nigeria and its metropolitan areas is disposable waste. In a country where about 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste is disposed every year, a collaborative effort between the government and the private sector is paramount to the fight against plastic pollution, and improved financial inclusion.

For this reason, The Coca-Cola Company, along with the leadership team of the Coca-Cola System in Nigeria, recently paid a visit to the Honorable Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, and the Director General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Professor Aliyu Jauro.

The Coca-Cola team, led by Patricia Obozuwa, Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, Africa, The Coca-Cola Company, highlighted Coca-Cola’s extensive contributions to the environmental sustainability landscape in Nigeria, through its World Without Waste campaign, an initiative that aims to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030.