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LASAA, LAWMA Partner to Remove, Recycle 1.5m Campaign Posters

By on May 5, 2015

In the aftermath of the 2015 elections, the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) and Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) have developed how to remove and then recycle waste generated from about 1.5 million political posters.

This partnership was borne of the need to rid the state of the millions of posters dotting different spaces in the state, as well as to develop an eco-friendly means of disposing such wastes.

The recycling process is coming at the heels of the clean-up exercise initiated by LASAA, which culminated in the removal of campaign posters used for the recently concluded general elections.

LASAA’s Managing Director, Mr. George Noah, who spoke with journalists at the weekend said the partnership would aid the agency in its cleanup exercise.

He said the agency strives to rid the state of an estimated 1.5 million posters used during political campaigning.

Underlining some of the benefits of recycling the posters would have on the environment, Noah said. “Recycling paper waste conserves natural resources.
“It also saves energy, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and keeps landfill space, free for other forms of waste that can’t be recycled.”

Noah added that the waste to be recycled is generated by LASAA’s enforcement team in the course of hosing down political campaign posters across the state.
After removing the posters, he said it would then be collected together and sent to LAWMA, where the process of recycling would begin.

It was gathered that at LAWMA, the bulk of papers collected from the landfills or recycling banks are sorted and graded at the Paper Bailing Section at the Olushosun dumpsite in Ojota, Lagos.
Afterwards, it is processed at Jebba Paper Mill, where the paper is added to water and then turned into pulp.

The pulp is then screened, cleaned and de-inked through a number of processes until its suitable for manufacturing new paper products.

On the same note, the agency said it would also remove the 358 illegal billboards of various types deployed in the state, with Alimosho and Eti-Osa Local Government Areas accounting for the highest.


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