1 Environmental experts decry lack of data on waste generation
2 Environmental experts decry lack of data on waste generation
By Mercy Obojeghren
Asaba, Aug. 8, 2922 Some experts in environmental protection and management have expressed worry over the lack of data on individual and household waste generation in the country.
3 The experts spoke at a one-day sensitisation workshop on environmental protection organised on Monday in Asaba for Health, Safety and Environment Officers from selected institutions and companies in Delta.
4 They said that adequate data would help to provide relevant information to mitigate the effects of pollution and other harmful practices to the environment.
7 “What we do is that we gather solid wastes from the domain of the rich and then take them to the domain of the poor.
In a remark, an Environmental Management Consultant, Prof. Arthur Essaghah, identified occupational safety and environmental health training as some measures to address the impact of industrial pollution to the environment.
10 He urged companies and institutions to establish environment and health safety departments in their organisations.
11 “Training will give you the modern technique, the knowledge of what is happening, particularly the environment we operate as a company,” Asiuwhu said.
12 Also, the General Manager, Delta State Environmental Protection Agency (DELSEPA), Mr Victor Okolie, said that the workshop was organised to sensitise the participants on emerging environmental issues in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.
13 He described the workshop, with the theme: ”Environmental Protection and Public Health”, as apt.
14 Okolie said that the programme was necessary in the effort to avoid environmental polution with its attendant health hazards.
The workshop was attended by DELSEPA officers and civil society partners, including representatives of the National Environmental Standard and Regulations Enforcement Agency, amongst others.