PMI Nigeria Chapter pminigeria.org
Stop. Think. Recycle.
Initiative by the PMI Nigeria Chapter
Use it, trash it or bag it; it’s all a
fad ... for plastics are here to stay.
Or are they?
While we deliberate on the future
of plastics, the world gets more
polluted, and Nigeria is no exception.
Inspired by the United Nations’ 17
Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs), the PMI Nigeria Chapter
organized a “pick up the plastic”
initiative, also known as Stop.
Think. Recycle. This event was
organized to help mark PMI’s 50th
anniversary celebration in Nigeria.
The chapter pledged project hours
toward achieving UN SDG Goal
#12, “Responsible Consumption and
Production,” which targets reducing
waste in the environment.
On 21 September 2019, more than
50 PMI Nigeria Chapter members
and volunteers participated with
members of the community to
achieve this goal. In addition, a
plastics recycling company teamed
up to “clean” the city of Lagos,
which is Nigeria’s largest city and its
The celebration kicked off with media
rounds at a local radio station and
special invitations to government
agencies, recycling organizations and
other stakeholders. This impactful
event promoted awareness of the
PMI global brand and PMI’s 50th
anniversary, and also brought
attention to the hazards that plastic
bottles have on the environment and
community as part of the chapter’s
corporate social responsibility goals.
PMI Nigeria Chapter's plastic initiative