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Bafoussam: Population sensitized on environmental protection, health risks

The population of the city of Bafoussam was sensitized to the harmful effects of the use of plastic packaging. They were also encouraged to keep their environments off, of plastic waste, as means of environmental protection.

This was during an awareness walk against the use of plastic packaging and collection which took place in the city of Bafoussam on Thursday, June 1, 2023, prior to the commemoration of the 51st edition of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2023.

This year’s Environment Day is commemorated under the theme “Solution to Plastic Pollution”.

Throughout the walk, in addition to the collection of plastic packaging and tree planting, essential messages on the consequences of the use of plastic materials on human health and the environment were passed across.

The public walk was led by the secretary general at the office of the West Regional Governor, Adrey EPENTE TAZEU.

The secretary-general said that “this sensitization is to help the population to have the habit not only to stop the use of these plastics but if they are used they should be properly disposed of. They should avoid disastrous consequences, especially in their health which is caused by plastic usage, non-biodegradable packaging, and plastic pollution”.

Still linked to the celebration of the 51st edition of World Environment Day, some 500 plants were planted in Bamelo in the district of Babadjou.

The apotheosis of this whole week of activities was scheduled to take place on Monday, June 5, 2023.

Source: Cameroon News Agency