Solid wastes are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society. This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem. – Jimmy Carter
The case for recycling is strong. The bottom line is clear. Recycling requires a trivial amount of our time. Recycling saves money and reduces pollution. Recycling creates more jobs than land-filling or incineration. And a largely ignored but very important consideration, recycling reduces our need to dump our garbage in someone else’s backyard. – David Morris
With a little downpour, the city of Lagos suffered immeasurable loss due to our nonchalant attitude to our environment and the way we treat waste.
Houses in Sabo area of Yaba, Lagos State, were on Saturday morning submerged by water.
Many of the houses got flooded after a heavy downpour that kept residents indoors for more than three hours.
PREMIUM TIMES’ correspondent who was in the area reports that the rain began at around 5:04 a.m. and stopped just after s past 8 a.m.
Many shops and residential buildings were submerged by water, as residents recounted their ordeals.
A resident, Femi Owolabi, said such occurrence had never been experienced in the area for a long time, saying residential buildings were affected by the flood.
Many residents lamented the situation and called on the authorities to come to their rescue.
Others said there might be apathy in the local council election holding today due to the effect of the flood.
Source: Premium Times
We all need to have a mind-shift from our erroneous belief that Waste should be thrown away, burnt or buried. Let Let us start to ReDuce | ReUse and Recycle our products.