Nigerian Environmental Group Develops Mobile App to Combat Illegal Dumpsites
As part of efforts to help track illegal dumpsites in Nigeria, a Nigerian Environmental group called “Let’s Do It Nigeria“, says that it has developed a mobile app to help track these trash points across the country.
Group announces app to track illegal dumpsites across Nigeria⠀
An environmental group, ‘’Let’s Do It Nigeria’’, said it has developed a mobile app to help track trash points and illegal dumpsites across the country.⠀
The mobile app is called the ‘World Clean Up’ app. pic.twitter.com/L3wRXsT60S
— askifang (@askifang) April 1, 2018
While speaking on the initiative, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the group, Gafar Olorunleke, said that the mobile app was developed to help with proper waste disposal and other to buttress the groups aim which is to achieve a waste-free environment.
Let’s Do It Nigeria is not about cleaning up alone, we also unite organisations and stakeholders over various sectors of the economy to achieve a common goal of a waste free environment. What we are trying to achieve is a waste free planet.
How Would this App Work?
From April to June 2018, we will embark on the mapping out campaign. We are building a map where Nigerians can log into a portal and see every point, where we have trash points in Nigeria.
Armed with this app, illegal dumpsites can be reported and waste management organizations can be informed to go clean them up. Necessary actions can then be taken by the regulatory bodies.
Having started at the middle of last year, the group believes there is an opportunity in waste management. It plans to make people see recycling as an opportunity to effectively manage waste. Let’s Do It Nigeria wants to enforce the idea that instead of dumping refuse all around, it can be recycled, right from the point of household waste disposal.
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