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Thursday, October 13, 2022

EPRON collects small e-waste @SLOT near you in Lagos - NaijaAgroNet

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The E-waste Producer Responsibility Organization of Nigeria (EPRON) has commenced a month collection exercise of small electronic waste in commemoration of 2022 international E-Waste Day (IEWD) at SLOT outlets in Lagos, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The Executive Secretary, E-waste Producer Responsibility Organization of Nigeria (EPRON), Ibukun Faluyi, said Thursday in Lagos that they also plan to host stakeholders to a virtual session on Friday, October 14, 2022 by 11am.

Faluyi, said EPRON is partnering some UN agencies on the collection, including the United Nations Information Centres (UNIC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA).

The collection of small e-waste items, she said, include mobile phones, pointers mouse, torches, chargers, earpieces to name a few, through SLOT outlets in Lagos State from October 1- 30,2022

“The response has been quite exciting and interesting,” she said.

In addition, Faluyi said they considered it important to set aside time to put the spotlight on small WEEE on the actual day.

“We warmly invite you to please be part of that important celebration,” she declared.

NaijaAgroNet also gathered that the programme, has been scheduled to hold from 11.00am WAT to 1.05 pm tomorrow: Friday October 14, 2022 on Zoom.

According to her, “It promises to be a very informative as the three registered formal recyclers in Nigeria will be placing the spotlight on small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), highlighting the best management practice to adopt for them and our role in achieving circularity for these items.”

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