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How Nigeria plays big in $370bn global plastics market

by Ignatius Chukwu

July 15, 2018 | 8:23 am
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Fishermen prepare to fish, amidst floating garbage off the shore of Manila Bay during World Oceans Day in Paranaque, Metro Manila in this June 8, 2013 file photo. Scientists estimate that a staggering 8 million metric tones of plastic pollution enter the oceans each year from the world's 192 coastal countries based on 2010 data, according to a report released February 12, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/Files (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

With Indorama-Eleme Petrochemicals churning out the required raw materials in the plastics industry, Nigeria is set to play big in the $370bn global plastics market now in existence, though Nigeria also faces huge risks in the emerging risks in beat pollution especially cancer and other poisons caused by plastics. This is as a professor of environmental…

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by Ignatius Chukwu

July 15, 2018 | 8:23 am
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