Egbin Power Plc has outlined deliberate actions designed to further reduce environmental pollution in line with the global agenda for sustainability.
The power generating company made this known during the commemoration of World Environment Day (WED) 2023, under the theme “Solutions to plastic pollution.”
The GenCo, while raising awareness about the hazardous impact of pollution on the environment, also called for concerted global efforts among governments, businesses, and individuals towards building a more sustainable world.
Speaking during the activities outlined to commemorate the day, Mokhtar Bounour , chief executive officer, Egbin Power Plc, Mokhtar Bounour, stated that deliberate actions are being taken by people, organizations and governments that are forward-thinking, especially those who are concerned about posterity and sustainability of people and the environment.
He said the company, as a big stakeholder in the global conversation around the environment, has displayed due diligence in air quality management, water oil separation, analysis of physio-chemical parameters and actions taken based on findings from analysis, in response to the global call for environmental sustainability.
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“We also engage in emission monitoring, discharge of water temperature control prior to reinjection as well as proper and detailed waste management practices among many others,” he said.
He noted that as part of the commemoration of this year’s theme which is focused on beating plastic pollution, the company is carrying out seashore cleaning activities to remove plastic waste, in addition to enlightenment sessions by seasoned environmentalists on the impact of plastic pollution on our environment.
“At Egbin Power Plc, we are building a culture to help team members take environmental due diligence as an individual responsibility to contribute limitlessly to the attainment of group environmental objectives.
“In furtherance to our sustainability drive, our kids at the Powerfield Group of Schools, Egbin, Ikorodu, have been fully trained to be able to imbibe recycling as a way of life. This makes them utilize cartons, plastic bottles, and other materials to build artworks and artefacts which will be put on display as soon as the recycling museum is commissioned by Egbin Power Plc.
There are also plans in place to build a compost garden and recycle hub for plastics and other recyclables,” Bounour explained.
According to the United Nations (UN) environment programme, the 2023 World Environment Day campaign #BeatPlasticPollution calls for global solutions to combat plastic pollution.