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Amplifying Youth Voices for the SDGs

The Nigerian Youth SDGs Network held its Regional Youth Dialogue in commemoration of the 2019 International Youth Day across 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria with more than 2,000 participants on August 8, 2019.  Our Founder, Olamide Ayeni-Babajide gave the keynote speech at the Lagos hub where change-makers gathered to network and brainstorm ways to amplify youth voices. The Keynote […]

OUR VISION IS TO CREATE MORE JOBS FOR THE POOR

  I ventured into Waste Recycling to create jobs for vulnerable women, keep environment clean — Olamide Ayeni-Babajide Pearl Recycling founder had an interview with Vanguard Newspaper in Nigeria, where she talked about her journey, vision and the desire to create change among the poor and vulnerable. We have curated the interview below for your […]

GRASS STRAW: THE GREEN ALTERNATIVE

The mounting plastic crisis is being met with the reactive waves of worldwide bans on single-use plastic bags and straws in many countries especially at supermarkets and food establishments. Every year there are eight million tons of plastic dumped into the ocean, with straws making up four percent of plastic trash. Plastic trash is harmful […]

EMBRACING ECO-FRIENDLY FURNITURE

One of the ways to reduce deforestation is to create sustainable alternatives to “everyday” furniture making. At Pearl Recycling , we remodel waste materials like rubber  into eco-friendly products. You can reach out to us on 07019268146  

THE BANANA ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC PACKAGING

According to World Bank, municipal waste generation in Nigeria is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. This is due to the rapid population growth and urbanization Nigeria is currently experiencing. With the recent report of Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) putting annual waste generation in Nigeria at 65 million metric tonnes […]

Canada to remove trash from Philippines by end of June

TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday that by the end of June it will remove truckloads of garbage which Filipino officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said the government has awarded a contract to French shipping giant Bollore Logistics Canada that calls for the return of 69 containers […]

UPCYCLING, AN UNTAPPED GOLDMINE

Can anything good come out of waste? Absolutely YES. Waste, like water, is a useful resources that needs to be explored in Nigeria.   We create an alternative waste reuse model, which is complete waste remodeling using creative innovation. Upcycled wastes are known to be durable and last-longer than regular wood furniture. We have included […]

TYRE BURNING, A GROWING CAUSE FOR CONCERN

Furthermore, uncontrolled tyre burning has been proven to be 16 times more mutagenic, meaning capable of inducing genetic mutation, than traditional residential wood combustion in a fireplace, and 13,000 times more mutagenic than coal-fired utility emissions with good combustion efficiency and add-on controls. The world, as usual, will celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, […]

LAND DEGRADATION : A TICKLING TIME BOMB

The Problem Today Currently, 40% of soil in Africa is degraded. Degraded soil diminishes food production and leads to soil erosion, which in turn contributes to desertification. This is particularly worrisome since, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, some 83% of sub-Saharan African people depend on the land for their livelihood, and food production in […]

OPINION: WE NEED A TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN WASTE COLLECTION SOLUTION

Our cities are filled with scavengers who scout for recyclables wastes for collection. These men and women make a living from picking scraps; they are semi-illiterates and most can use mobile handsets. They operate a flexible method of renewable waste collection, though profit driven. Bulks of renewable waste retrieval from far to near places are […]