Today, our drainages, waterways as well as landfills, rivers and lakes are clogged with plastic which also combusted into toxic smoke, making it one of the gravest threats to the planet.
The history of flood in West Africa is long dated but a recent look at such issues was emphasized by (IRIN, 2004) which blamed it on uncollected small plastic pouches in which drinking water is sold.
Ibadan the state capital has continuously witnessed her own share of flooding but climaxed in August 2011 leaving some people dead, others homeless and their valuables destroyed.
Ibadan with a population of over 3,000,000 people which qualifies our city as a metropolitant areas, 1 of 55 in Nigeria and 1934 in the world has in times past being labelled and tagged the dirties city in west Africa is no thanks to the mismanagement of our wastes.
As such it is very necessary to pay attention to combating the impending crises that are already arising from unmanaged plastic pollution.
The administration of Governor Seyi Makinde under Omituntun 1.0 recorded laudable achievements with building of drains, culverts and bridges across 17communities in the state which were completed under the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project as indicated in some of the news bulleting of promises kept.
Wiseloaded EDITORIALS Idris Animasaun Analyses The Challenges and Strategies for Effective Plastic Waste Management In Oyo State EDITORIALS Posted on June 6, 2023June 6, 2023 by SIR 3PU
The theme for this years world environment day is Beat Plastic Pollution which became necessary due to our planet being inundated by over 400 million tonnes of plastic with about half of that number designed to be used once.
Plastic which has become part of our daily lives with variety of uses ranging from bottling soda, water, beverages, packaging etc.
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