In a bid to address the pressing issue of plastic pollution, Ekiti Youth, in collaboration with the TGED Foundation, took the lead in a campaign against single-use plastic and plastic pollution in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, as part of the annual Health Day 2024 celebrations.

Speaking on the significance of the event, Amb. James Segun Bankole, Chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in Ekiti State, stressed the theme of Health Day 2024, which focuses on the critical issue of “Planet vs. Plastic.”

He emphasized the importance of global dialogue and collective action in addressing environmental challenges, highlighting the need for concerted efforts from individuals, organizations, and governments.

Reflecting on the evolving nature of Earth Day, Amb. Bankole noted that the 2024 edition serves as a poignant reminder of humanity’s impact on the planet, with climate change, pollution, deforestation, and biodiversity loss posing immediate threats. He stressed the urgency of tackling plastic pollution, which has become a pervasive environmental issue with far-reaching consequences.

The campaign aims to raise awareness among Ekiti State residents about proper plastic disposal methods, aligning with ongoing governmental initiatives led by Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji to enhance environmental sustainability, particularly through drainage dredging efforts to mitigate economic damage during the rainy season.

Moreover, Amb. Bankole highlighted the economic potential of effective waste management, emphasizing the opportunity to harness the value within discarded plastics from various sources such as households, industries, markets, and offices.

In closing, Amb. Bankole urged the people of Ekiti State to unite in their efforts towards creating a cleaner and more sustainable environment, emphasizing the importance of collective action in safeguarding the planet for future generations.

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