Edo advances on smart waste mgt technology to tackle trash problems in communities

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Staff of Edo Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), enlightening community members and other stakeholders on the smart waste management technology recently launched by Edo NEWMAP in Urora, Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in Edo State has intensified the deployment of its newly launched smart waste management technology to address the waste crisis across the 18 local government areas in the state.

Themobile application, according to the Coordinator of Edo NEWMAP, Dr. Tom Obaseki, is aimed at curbing indiscriminate waste disposal, especially plastic, aluminum, and other non-degradable materials.

The project is rallying and sensitizing stakeholders and Community Interest Groups (CIGs) on the usage of the smart plastic waste recycling scheme to tackle trash problems in the state.

According to Obaseki, the ‘eTrash Pick and Sell’ Android application will enable NEWMAP to preserve physical infrastructure constructed for erosion and flood control.

According to Obaseki, “The Edo NEWMAP has continued to explore more efficient effective means to solve the problem of flood and erosion across Edo communities.

“On the back of this, we recently launched a plastic redemption application to assist in dealing with the threat posed by plastic waste clogging stormwater drains and natural moats across communities in Edo State.

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