For the 2019 World Environment Day themed ‘Beat Air Pollution’, employee volunteers from our Nigerian operations, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) led a beach clean-up activity in Lagos state, Nigeria. 60 volunteers from NBC, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Refiners School ‘Green Fingers Club’ and members of Staff of the Kids Beach Garden took part in the cleanup activity which led to the collection of 136kg of ocean litter.

In commemoration of the 2019 World Environment Day themed ‘Beat Air Pollution’, employee volunteers from our Nigerian operations, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) led a beach clean-up activity in Lagos state, Nigeria.

60 volunteers from NBC, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Refiners School ‘Green Fingers Club’ and members of Staff of the Kids Beach Garden took part in the cleanup activity. The focus area for the cleanup was a group of boulders which end up being a major waste accumulation site for ocean waste at the Kids Beach Garden, Lekki, close to the ocean front

At the end of the activity, 65KG of PET and 71KG of other waste items comprising of flipflops, clothing, bags and other forms of ocean litter were collected. The LAWMA team collected the picked-up waste and transported it away for final processing.

Environmental sustainability remains a major focus for us at NBC. We believe that a concerted effort is necessary to ensure that the environment is preserved for future generations. This year’s World Environment day is themed ‘Beat Air Pollution’ and interestingly, this is a goal that we can all contribute towards.

Speaking at the event, the Public Affairs and Communications Director for NBC, Ekuma Eze said, “We need to be conscious of the ways our activities can impact negatively on the environment. For instance, Air pollution comes from household, industry, agricultural, transport and waste management activities. Improved collection, sorting and recycling of waste ultimately reduces the amount of waste that is burned or landfilled.

NBC, LAWMA and Kids Beach Garden volunteers at the clean up site

During the event, the Assistant Director, Cleaner Lagos Initiative, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Adewunmi Adetona commended the management of Nigerian Bottling Company Limited on the cleanup, noting that it would go a long way to reduce the impact of flooding and other environmental hazards plaguing the area.

In line with CCHBC 2025 sustainability commitments NBC with our strategic partners, The Coca‑Cola Company, are embarking on a comprehensive, multi-year plan that directly addresses issues regarding packaging. This approach - World Without Waste - has a goal to collect and recycle the equivalent of a bottle or can for each one we sell by 2030. In addition, most of our plants are now being powered using renewable energy sources.

Ocean litter clean up