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IPCC Report: We Must Phase Out Fossil Fuels by 2100

On 2nd November 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the world body for assessing the science related to climate change—released the final component of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Systhesis Report in Copenhagen, Denmark. More…

Climate Change and Ozone Layer Erosion

In the 1970s and 80s, people around the world grew increasingly alarmed as research revealed that chemicals we were producing, such as
chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), used in refrigeration, had started destroying the crucial ozone layer, high up in the atmosphere, that protects us from the sun’s harmful UV radiation. More…

Disposable Bag Reduction

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) one trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. Every hour, approximately 200,000 plastic bags are land filled. Nigeria may use approximately 50 billion plastics bags annually. The mass consumption of plastics has created a plastic wasteland in our oceans. More…

Greenhouse Pollution and the Dangers of Ocean Acidification

The excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by the burning of fossil fuels is absorbed by the ocean, where it changes the acid balance of seawater. The oceans are paying a price for this service. The repercussions for marine life may be enormous. More…

Bring Your Own Bag Campaign

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Facts About Continuous Use of Plastic Bags To Our Environment

  • In Nigeria about 50 billion plastic bags are used every year
  • Every hour, approximately 200,000 plastic bags are land filled
  • A family of four uses an average of 1,500 plastic bags in a year
  • 267 different species of marine life are adversely affected by plastic pollution
  • 225 million tons of non-biodegradable plastics are produced annually worldwide that destroy our environment
    continuously
  • Single use plastic bag has an average life span of 12 minutes, and destructive span of about 1,000 years

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Nigerian Initiative Wecyclers Wins 2014 Sustainia Award

sustainia_1Scandinavian think tank Sustainia, with a mission of identifying and supporting innovative and sustainable environment-friendly solutions from around the world, has awarded its top prize for 2014 to Nigerian company Wecyclers. More…