This is a personal account provided to WasteAid through our eyewitness campaign.

Please describe the waste situation where you live.

The waste situation over here is bad and household waste are dumped on the roadside. It makes me feel sad because naturally I don’t like wasting things.

Do people have to take their waste somewhere or is it collected and taken away from people’s homes? Is it transported by hand, cart or motor vehicle?

It is collected by both Government and private waste collectors.

How do most people deal with their waste? Are they generally happy with the situation or not? Why?

They are not happy about it though they throw on a vacant land.

Do you reduce your waste at home?

Yes, I do. I have a team named New Fate for Waste in Africa so we watch your videos to recycle this waste

Are you aware of problems caused by waste where you live?

Yes I am. Flooding is a great threat particularly during raining season. I am not happy about it.

Are there any good things happening with waste that you would like to share?

Yes to paving blocks.

If you could make one change in how waste is managed, what would it be and why?

Proper disposal and recycling.

Who do you think is responsible for improving the waste situation?

Every human being.

Imagine the year is 2030 and we are looking back at how humans solved the waste challenge. How did we do it? What do you think made the biggest impact?

Recycling and proper disposal adding a sauce to it. I am planning a programme, Tag Drop: if you drop a plastic you get sweet.

Final comments:

I would like WasteAid to help us we are group of young people who have like minds as you and we will be happy if you invite us to your programmes.

Thank you Ogunsakin, for becoming a WasteAid eyewitness.


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