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Teaser : Nigeria drowning in plastics

By Guardian Exclusive
03 April 2019   |   12:29 pm
The level of threat plastic waste poses to man and nature is phenomenal. In a country like Nigeria where unemployment is very high, professionals examine the threats and how plastic waste can create huge job opportunities along the recycling value chain.

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