In a remarkable display of unity and dedication towards environmental sustainability, Dantown, a fast-growing Nigerian crypto exchange partnered with iRecycle, a renowned environmental sustainability and recycling company, to mark World Environment Day with a community service. The event which was held at Abuloma Market in Port Harcourt LGA, Rivers State, witnessed a resounding success as volunteers and community members came together to #BeatPlasticPollution.
Despite facing challenging weather conditions on Saturday, June 3rd 2023, the community witnessed the joint effort of Dantown and iRecycle in action. Market women and men, eco-conscious volunteers, and employees from both organisations enthusiastically embarked on a clean-up mission to rid the area of plastic waste. Their enthusiasm was evident as they proudly wore colourful shirts displaying the logos of Dantown and iRecycle, symbolising their shared commitment to a cleaner and greener future.
The clean-up exercise kicked off with a public sensitisation at the market, highlighting the importance of environmental sustainability and the urgent need to tackle plastic pollution. Market women and men eagerly absorbed this knowledge, recognising the significance of their involvement in creating a cleaner and healthier environment. The volunteers tirelessly embarked on the clean-up efforts, armed with gloves and cleaning materials provided by Dantown. With every piece of plastic waste collected, the spirit of collaboration grew stronger, fostering a renewed sense of hope for a sustainable future.
The event also unveiled iRecycle’s vision for a sustainable future, further emphasising their recycling and waste management expertise. iRecycle presented two large bins sponsored by Dantown and specifically designed for plastic waste collection at the market, encouraging proper waste disposal and recycling practices among the community. The partnership between Dantown and iRecycle, is a shining example of corporate social responsibility and the power of collaboration. Their joint efforts raised awareness and left a lasting impact on the Abuloma community. The clean-up event not only transformed the Abuloma market into a cleaner environment but also ignited a spark of environmental consciousness within the hearts of the participants.
Reflecting on the event’s success, Joy Nwaiwu, the Community Manager at Dantown, expressed her delight at the overwhelming participation and engagement witnessed from the businessmen and women of Abuloma market during the community service event. It showcases the collective power of individuals and businesses in championing environmental sustainability.
Edosa Otasowie, the Creative Director at Dantown, expressed gratitude to all the volunteers and participants for their invaluable contributions of time, energy, and resources, which made the event a resounding success. He reiterated the commitment of Dantown to environmental sustainability and the company’s continued support of initiatives that align with the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the sun set on a day filled with purpose and action, volunteers and participants dispersed, being filled with a sense of fulfilment and an unwavering commitment to continuing their efforts in promoting environmental sustainability. In the face of ongoing environmental concerns, the partnership between Dantown and iRecycle has set the stage for a brighter future where collaboration, education, and community engagement are the driving forces behind lasting change. Together, they have ignited a spark that will continue to inspire others to take action, leaving a profound impact on our planet for generations to come.