Waste Recycling: LAWMA Acquires Briquetting Facility

The Lagos State Government has again demonstrated its commitment to converting the abundant waste resources in the State into wealth. This position was re-affirmed recently at the commissioning of a briquette-making facility, which was handed over to the Lagos State Government by the Ecological Fund Office (EFO).

While expressing the appreciation of the State Government for this support, LAWMA Consultant on Business Development, Mr. Bode Fanimo affirmed the commitment of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to making judicious use of the facility by providing solution for agro-forestry waste.

Mr. Fanimo who was accompanied by the Recycling Team of the Authority and other members of staff was particularly impressed with Ecological Fund Office’s efforts and their steadfastness in promoting environmental sustainability.

He emphasized that briquettes were non-polluting, economical, eco-friendly, and had high burning efficiency, pointing out that the materials could be used as a substitute for fossil fuels i.e. coal or firewood and for thermal applications.

The Consultant further said the facility would be beneficial to the community as “it conserves natural resources and also prevents global warming which has a direct adverse impact on global climate”.

Fanimo reiterated that the Lagos State Government is committed to its new waste management strategy on Circular Economy which is expected to evoke innovative actions in job creation for youths and waste management investors. He also affirmed that the briquetting facility would be replicated in other parts of the State.

The Chief Executive Officer of Pericom Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ayo Ojeleye, the Environmental Engineering Company which built the machine appreciated the Lagos State Government for giving the company the opportunity to make impact in saving the environment. He assured that the company would be on ground to train LAWMA engineers and operators on the operations of the briquetting machine.

Highlight of the event was a practical demonstration by the Project Manager, Engr. Adeola Ojeleye on the modus operandi of the briquetting machine from the dryer through the conveyor