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Foodstuff Store Introduces Innovative Recycling Initiative

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

An innovative recycling initiative has been introduced by a Nigerian-based agritech company, Foodstuff Store, aimed at reducing the ecological footprint of plastic waste.

Through the programme, the organisation is reaffirming its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Nigeria faces a significant challenge with plastic pollution. The prevalence of single-use plastics, which is caused by the widespread use of sachet water pouches, plastic shopping bags, and takeaway containers, leads to massive waste generation.

There are also recycling capacity challenges in Nigeria, where only a small percentage of plastic waste gets recycled.

Additionally, indiscriminate disposal of plastics and other waste materials contributes to overflowing landfills with plastics, clogged drainages that lead to flooding, and harming marine life.

Foodstuff Store believes that by working together with its customers, it can create a positive impact on the environment. This new program allows customers to enjoy the quality products and services they expect from Foodstuff Store, while also contributing to a more sustainable future.

The firm stated that it is providing a way by which their customers who are given wholesome and fresh food products directly from farmers can now dispose of their plastic waste as an added service.

For every waste item delivered for recycling by customers, they’ll receive a credit that can be used for their next purchase at the Foodstuff Store. Not only will this ensure a contribution to a cleaner environment, but it will also provide a way to incentivise their efforts towards adopting sustainability practices.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers a convenient way to recycle and contribute to a cleaner Nigeria and a cleaner planet.

“By offering rewards for recycling, we hope to incentivize eco-conscious behaviour within our communities in Nigeria,” the Chief Operating Officer at Foodstuff Store,” Ms Diana Tenabe, stated.

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