Lagos moves to review e-waste management processes

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Lagos to embark on the review of electrical and electronics waste management

Lagos will embark on the final review of electrical and electronics waste management across the state.

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, Adebola Shabi, disclosed this on Wednesday in a press statement.

He said that to embark on the review, the state would collaborate with the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Africa Region, BCCC-Nigeria and Environmental Law Research Institute, ELRI.

The General Manager said that the technical review session would hold on December 6 in Lagos, adding that this was a follow-up to the 1st Eko e-waste Summit, held in February 2011.

Mr. Shabi said that the session would afford experts from the three organisations the opportunity to evaluate resolutions reached at the 2011 summit.

“The key objective of the review is to appraise resolutions reached at the last summit, with a view to putting them into practice,” Mr. Shabi said. “The implementation of these resolutions will enhance LASEPA’s regulation and management of electrical and electronic equipment in the state.”

He said the session would also afford the experts the opportunity to deliberate on integration of legal framework, as well as enhance capacity for e-waste management.

Mr. Shabi added that the experts would dwell on data gathering for e-waste management, economic values of efficiently managed waste, and the impact of waste management on health and environment in the state.

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