Africa’s biggest cleanup powered by SHOPRITE brings together over 6 000 people across the, continent to clean their communities in more than 500 different events. The retailer invites the public to join leading experts, thought leaders, the Lagos State Ministry Of Environment, Lagos State Waste Management Authority [LAWMA], Wecyclers, Pick That Trash, Visionscape, Chanja Datti, Ecobaarter, Diamond Shine Nigeria, Sustainable Africa Waste.
Initiative, Kids Beach Garden and a host of volunteers to be part of this history-making event. Seyifumi Adebote, a team leader of Pick That Trash in Abuja, noted that “due to increasing levels of waste in our environment it has become imperative for greater awareness of the importance of picking up and separating out waste to encourage a recycling culture in Africa”.
In the same vein, Head: Business Development of Wecyclers, Omobolanle Olowu, explains: “We are joining the Shoprite team and other partners to clean up as many locations as possible so that people will realise there’s value in waste and clean up their neighbourhoods.”
To join one of the 45 cleanup events taking place across Nigeria from 14-18 July, register via the website www.actforchange.africa which was specifically created for this purpose and is being managed by the Shoprite Group and volunteerism organisation Brownie Points.
Outside of Nigeria, cleanups are taking place in 10 other African countries including South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Madagascar. Follow the event on HYPERLINK " https://twitter.com/weactforchange" Twitter and HYPERLINK " https://www.instagram.com/weactforchange/" Instagram: @WeActForChange-End-
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Note to Editors:ABOUT SHOPRITEShoprite is the leadingretailer across Africa and it is the brand of choice for many consumers across the African continent. Shoprite's large following of loyal customers can be attributed to its ability to offer the widest range of products and the highest standards of freshness and quality whilst always maintaining the lowest prices.
Shoprite first entered Nigeria in December 2005, when they opened a store in The Palms shopping centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. Shoprite has since opened stores in Surulere, Apapa, Ikeja, Maryland, Sangotedo, Ibeju-Lekki and Festac in Lagos; and other stores in Enugu, Ilorin, Ibadan, Kano, Akure, Abuja, Delta, Imo, Abia and Ogun State. Community development remains a priority for Shoprite and through their "COMMUNITY NETWORK” initiative; Shoprite has been able to enrich the lives of many underprivileged children and youths within Nigeria. For any more information on Shoprite please visit the
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