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APM Terminals Apapa recycles used lubricants, discarded PPEs

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Ahead of International Day of Zero Waste celebrations, APM Terminals Apapa has begun the recycling of used lubricants and discarded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as boiler suits and reflective jackets with a view to protecting the port environment from pollution.

The project is in partnership with Kevron Consulting, certified by the relevant authority in Lagos State.

Health and Safety Manager, Felix Ugwuagbo, Terminals Apapa said, “We understand the need to monitor the disposal of our used lubricants after their use. We do not want to contribute to environmental degradation and have our used lubes end up in the waterways, clogging the drains or further used for transportation contributing to air pollution.

“We are partnering with Kevron Consulting in this regard. Now our used lubricants are safely evacuated from the terminal, treated and then recycled into other purposes or in some cases, safely disposed of.

“Same applies to our discarded PPEs. We encourage our employees to hand over their torn/unusable reflective jackets, boiler suits etc in exchange for new ones. These discarded PPE are then handed over to a partner organisation that washes, treats and recycles them into rags which are used for cleaning purposes within our terminal”.

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