The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has entered into a partnership with the Japanese government, European Union (EU) and African Development Bank (AfDB) to implement a waste-to-wealth project.
The Regional Director of UNIDO Nigeria, Mr Jean Bakole, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja on Monday.
According to Bakole, the project would last for three years, and the partnership would help with its execution.
He noted that the main goal of the partnership is to make sure the project is completed successfully and on schedule.
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He said that UNIDO was also collaborating with the Ministry of Environment, as the essence of the project was to see how the organisation could turn pollution materials into an initiative.
In his words, “The process will help to recycle plastic from value chains of solid and plastic waste of old materials into new materials, thereby, turning waste into wealth.
“The three years project by UNIDO is going to be beneficial in Nigeria, as it will promote economic development and job creation.’’
Story was adapted from Enviro News