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FBRA Partner With Lagos Recyclers, Informal Sector And LAWMA to Commemorate

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the 3 rd Year Anniversary of the Lagos Recycles Initiative.

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA), recently partnered with the Lagos

State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and the Lagos State Recyclers Association

(LAGRA) to celebrate the third anniversary of the Lagos Recycling Initiative.


The Alliance, with current membership of 28 organizations, was established in 2018 as

the industry-coalition Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) for enhancing the

collection and recovery of post-consumer packaging material in the Food and Beverage


Within the last four years, the Alliance in partnership with stakeholders in the waste value

chain in Lagos state has impacted over fifty communities to educate and create

awareness on recycling, facilitated the training of 3,000 waste pickers and has supported

the collection of over 25,000MT of recyclables for recovery to productive use through

partnership with over 12 packaging waste aggregators. FBRA has also partnered with

several NGOs to educate children in schools on the need for responsible disposal

including recycling and have provided 75 recycling collection giant bins in schools, public

spaces, and communities.


The focus is for Alliance member companies to contribute

funds to support the waste management operations of the waste ecosystem through the

implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the packaging sector.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Secretary of the Alliance, Onaghise Agharese

emphasised the importance of source segregation at point of generation within homes and organisations to enhance the quality of the recyclables harvested. She also  

emphasised the need for collaborative efforts of all relevant stakeholders to implement

an effective waste management system whilst pledging the commitment of the Alliance

member companies to support more projects.

The MD of LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni made a call out to all Food and Beverage

organisations to join the efforts of the Alliance and informed all that the Agency is set to implement the Adopt the Bin Initiative where all households are expected to use the blue

recycling bins to sort their waste, call for pick-up through PAKAM app and a LAGRA

member in their vicinity will pick up their recyclables for an incentive.

Dr. Femi Idowu-

Adegoke, the Chairman, Lagos Recyclers Association (LAGRA) encouraged all to join the Zero waste campaign through continuous public education, attitudinal and behavioural  

change towards minimizing (reducing), reusing, recovering, repurposing (upcycling and

downcycling) and recycling for an efficient and sustainable circular economy in Lagos. He also provided a commitment that its members under Lagos Recyclers Association LAGRA  

are available to offtake recyclables for all households who have segregated its waste and

books for collection through the PAKAM app. PAKAM App is a technology application

that can be downloaded from play store that connects households to collectors nearest to them to enable them trade in their separated waste for incentive or cash. 

FBRA hereby encourages residents of Lagos state to adopt waste separation from source

and recycling there by earning rewards and incentive from recycling through the PAKAM

App for a cleaner Lagos and a better planet for us all.

About FBRA

Registered in March 2018 as the Industry Coalition for the Food and Beverage Sector, the Packaging Producer

Responsibility Organisation to implement the Extended Producer Responsibility in Nigeria. The Alliance has membership drawn from responsible and forward-thinking companies which includes Nigerian Bottling Company  

Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc,

Intercontinental Distillers Limited, International Breweries Limited, Tulip Cocoa, Prima Caps and Preforms, DOW

Chemicals, Tetra Pak West Africa, The LaCasera Company Plc, Engee PET Manufacturing Company Limited,

Omnik Limited, UAC Foods Limited, Unilever Nigeria Plc, Perfetti Van Melle, CHI Limited, Indorama Eleme

Petrochemicals Limited, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Beta Glass Plc/Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Limited, Kellogg

Tolaram Plc, CWAY Limited, Dufil Plc, Friesland Campina WAMCO, PolySmart Group, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and

Zard Group. For more information contact

About Nestlé Nigeria:

Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high quality nutritious food.  

With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices and a head office

located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE,


Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.


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