Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), in partnership with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance of Nigeria (FBRAN), has announced the launch of an innovative waste recycling programme at the terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal, Lagos as part of efforts to stem the tide of the global climate change crisis.
FBRAN is a representation of an industry coalition with 29 member companies, formed by four multi-nationals, namely the Nigerian Bottling Company, Nestle Plc, Nigerian Breweries, and 7-Up Bottling Company.
The body has a subsisting partnership with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Ogun State Waste Management Authority and Abuja Municipal Waste Management Authority, as well as international partners like United Nations Development Organization and World Bank. The synergy is for climate change mitigation and prevention through reduction of plastic waste pollution, among others.
Speaking during the launch, BASL’s Head of Corporate Communications, Oluwatosin Onalaja, said that the project is an attempt to smartly manage and sort the over 1,000kg of waste generated by the over 10,000 users of the airport terminal daily (including passengers, vendors, shoppers, and employees), and convert it into wealth.
Also speaking, BASL’s Acting Chief Operating Officer, Tosan Duncan, said that the Green Project Launch at the MMA2 terminal was part of the organization’s compliance measures to tackle the global crisis of climate change and its resultant harmful effects.
Duncan said that with the development, MMA2 is now strategically positioned to contribute to the global campaign against plastic pollution and its harmful impacts on humans and the environment.
She said, “MMA2, in collaboration with FBRAN, goes Green. That means we are at the beginning of the right type of collaboration that provides sustainability in crucial areas like the environment and our relationship with it. Incidentally, the environment is the mirror of our personality and values. It reflects who we are and how we treat ourselves. Whatever we put into it, it brings back to us,”.
Story was adapted from Leadership.