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Coca-Cola collaborates with SWEEP Foundation on environmental sustainability.

The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded a grant to Statewide Waste and Environmental  Foundation (SWEEP) to launch a new environmental sustainability initiative, titled ‘Waste In the City’ across key locations in Lagos State.

As part of the company’s commitment to fostering a waste-free world, the grant was awarded to the NGO to bolster efforts to reduce plastic pollution and engender a positive orientation towards environmental wellness practices.

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Through this grant, the initiative will be rolled out across three local government areas within Lagos State comprising Surulere LGA, Coker-Aguda LCDA and Itire-Ikate LCDA.

Its implementation will include advocacy, deployment of waste collection receptacles and provision of sustainable livelihood for the youth across selected communities.

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SWEEP Foundation will establish 100 pilot collection receptacles (drop-off centres) for the recovery of recyclable waste within Surulere LGA; Coker-Aguda and Itire-Ikate LCDA empowering 100 youths’ recyclers under this partnership.

President and CEO, SWEEP, Phillips Obuesi, said the Waste In The City initiative was borne out of a survey conducted by the Foundation.

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