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TURN Plastics Recycling Foundation, an environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged celebrities to use their profile to promote environment-friendly behaviour among the citizenry.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, Ihuoma Njemanze, its Project Coordinator, said notable personalities and celebrities a major role to play in environmental protection.

She spoke while showcasing the Foundation’s recycling its innovations, as part of activities to commemorate its second anniversary.

The event was hosted in collaboration with Alliance Française.

She said the innovations were part of the foundation’s corporate social responsibility.

Captured “Art, Culture and The Environment”, the foundation’s anniversary was designed to showcase the journey, impact, and vision for TURN Plastics Recycling, according to Njemanze.

She also showcased upcycling innovations using plastic flip flops turned into unique and amazing artwork by an artist and environmentalist, Mr. Eugene Komboye.

The foundation’s Project Manager, Mr Leo Nwofa, said it has so far employed over 50 people, 60 per cent of whom are women.

He also said it has grown by 50 per cent between 2022 and 2023 and has saved the carbon dioxide equivalent of planting 300 trees in the third quarter.

He enjoined Nigerians to follow the hierarchy of waste management which entails refusing, if not needed; reducing if you must use; and proper disposal for recycling after use. (NAN)

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