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Pollution Control

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Department of Water Affairs to monitor pollution

The Department of Water Affairs within the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform will be conducting a water resource quality and pollution control monitoring investigation in the Windhoek jurisdiction between May 20 and May 24. This is a routine inspection to ensure compliance with regulations. Here is the City of Windhoek's spokesperson Lydia Amutenya.

todayMay 16, 2024 6


7 Billion tonnes of plastic waste threaten environment

Since the 1950s, 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced, seven billion tonnes of which have become potentially toxic waste. Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, Executive Secretary of the international negotiating committee secretariat that is focused on curbing the scourge told UN News that if no action is taken, plastic pollution could triple by 2060.

todayMay 2, 2024 24


Lagos bans single-use plastics

Nigeria's Lagos state will start implementing a ban on Styrofoam and other single-use plastics. The State's environment commissioner told the BBC that non-biodegradable plastics were a major pollution problem, and were clogging drains. State officials say they'll use a dormant 2009 law to fine or jail culprits. Lagos is one of Africa's most populous cities. International experts estimate Nigeria generates 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually.

todayJanuary 22, 2024 7