How plastic bottles are paying for lessons in Nigeria - BBC News

  • Published on Jun 10, 2019
  • A school in Nigeria is accepting empty plastic bottles from parents and guardians in exchange for payment of their children's school fees. Organisations African Clean Up Initiative and WeCyclers are working with Morit International School in Ajegunle, Lagos, for the Recycle Pay project.
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  • Gabriel Thorn
    Gabriel Thorn 4 months ago

    Wakanda looks good.

  • Canaan Mataniciva
    Canaan Mataniciva 4 months ago

    These parents in Nigeria who are reluctant to see their children excel academically. GOD BLESS YOU!! parents and your spiritual heritage. Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

  • jamal khattak
    jamal khattak 4 months ago

    The question is why are the children paying school fees. Children from poor families like these should not have to pay fees to go to school.

  • npc 432
    npc 432 4 months ago +1

    BBC ‘Protector of Pedo’s’

  • j c
    j c 4 months ago +1

    School and the bbc dont mix....
    Ask gary glitter or saville

  • Ellen Barnette
    Ellen Barnette 4 months ago +1

    Thy need to show them how to use a condom

  • Schitzy Fitzy
    Schitzy Fitzy 4 months ago

    All of those “new Irish “ in Nigeria waiting to come here for their free house , it’s a pity they can’t collect rubbish when they get here instead of sitting on their ass waiting for handouts.

  • Sujjad Meer
    Sujjad Meer 4 months ago +2

    European and American industrialisation has screwed environmental everywhere in globe

  • justin Indian
    justin Indian 4 months ago

    We surely evolved from 🐒

  • Jim Marquez-Medina
    Jim Marquez-Medina 4 months ago

    What do they do with the plastic 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Grey Chip
    Grey Chip 4 months ago

    So where's all the billions in foreign aid gone to pay things like this? Or that's right it's a scam.

  • Ant Nam
    Ant Nam 4 months ago

    Nice one guys! keep it up.

  • Raymond Payette
    Raymond Payette 4 months ago

    The problem is that many governments do not properly manage waste and that leads to abuse.

  • Marvi Sharma
    Marvi Sharma 4 months ago +1

    This should have been done by the Nigerian Government . Because the government is hardly doing anything except from consuming money and resources. Any change that has come in Africa is either due to international help or solutions by the hard work of such poor people who do not deserve the wastage of their time. The people who are really responsible are doing nothing. The government is powerful and rich, but do not distribute their wealth. Really sad and abhorrent.

    RAJEEV KUMAR 4 months ago

    Good Insitive, in world Wide more taxes on plastic bottle manufacturers and give relief those who collecte or recycled

  • Osama Bhutta
    Osama Bhutta 4 months ago

    Very good, but sad to see poor parents having to pay to get their young kids educated

  • astroboirap
    astroboirap 4 months ago

    still looks like a shit hole

  • James Atkinson
    James Atkinson 4 months ago

  • Valerie Warrick
    Valerie Warrick 4 months ago

    Excellent idea, investing in the children's education 👍

  • vjab1108
    vjab1108 4 months ago +1


  • ananthu vs
    ananthu vs 4 months ago

    loved it!!!!

  • Péter Kiss
    Péter Kiss 4 months ago +4


  • Sheeple are Lame
    Sheeple are Lame 4 months ago +1

    Good for them. Maybe now UK can use plastics to pay for services, supports & life changing treatments or life saving medications for #Disabled #Terminallyill & #Specialneeds people

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      @Sheeple are Lame
      This is ridiculous, are you putting the onus upon yourself to set a global order, it's not that easy, BTW, plastics should be banned, this lady is a hawker who is probably into recycling plastic bottles, I see hawkers in India sift through a mound of rubbish for all types of things, don't know how they manage it.
      UK has social security system that just takes money from BoE and gives it to the needy

    • Sheeple are Lame
      Sheeple are Lame 4 months ago

      @Anuradha Aravind If recycling plastics is profitable, why ain't UK not doing it? To help societies least well off seeing how The Royals, Media & "SHEEPLE" rather throw #Specialneeds #Disabled & #Terminallyill people under a bus. Which those crimes, scandals & injustices are more important & bigger news story than this

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago +1

      I guess you're the sort who kicks his parents out of the house because they fell ill.

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago +1

      @Sheeple are Lame
      I felt your opinion, rather crude and rude.... You're ID more cruder making fun off les desirables, who happen to be caught up in unpleasant circumstances,not of their making.

  • THE Smith.
    THE Smith. 4 months ago

    Can't have that, Climate Change, remember. Screw those Nigerians. CLIMATE CHANGE, PLASTIC BAD, STRAWS KILL AAAAHHHHHHHHH!

  • mr fuckwit
    mr fuckwit 4 months ago

    Bbc bulling the over 75 .our dear JIMMY will be turning in his grave


    Thats why all africans want to come to Europe

  • Anuradha Aravind
    Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago +10

    That's a good bargain, a win-win proposition :-D

  • Starlight Sun
    Starlight Sun 4 months ago

    I was thinking about Recycling the other day, I seen a documentary that shows people in other countries going through America trash getting Shoes clothes shampoo toothpaste , but they tell us to recycle so the people in other countries can’t profit off our trash..

  • jack black
    jack black 4 months ago

    Just stay away from the USA there are enough lawless stupid immigrants there.

  • BiggWill NYC
    BiggWill NYC 4 months ago +6

    Wait a second, isn't Nigeria the 5th largest oil producer in the world ? And they must collect plastic bottles to offset school tuitions ? Somethings wrong with that picture.

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      This huge economic disparity is bewildering.

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      Nigeria is a African country and all Africans are sold out slaves for the imperialists, it's really sad with all the oil wealth being siphoned off. As the adage goes one swallow can't make a summer.

    • D Harry
      D Harry 4 months ago

      BiggWill NYC That isn’t how it works. They are given money for their area to for example build a road however instead they keep that money. Budgets allocated to them to better Nigeria goes into their foreign bank accounts

    • BiggWill NYC
      BiggWill NYC 4 months ago

      @D Harry, I agree with you about corruption. However both parties are equally guilty. Those who recieve the money AND those that pay out the money.

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      Why dosen't TI, expose the corrupt country?

  • nwafenna paul
    nwafenna paul 4 months ago

    Why can't you have a place to store it, must it be were children are taking lesson? ?

  • Olivia
    Olivia 4 months ago

    Very encouraging that the children are able to be kept in school because of an initiative like this, however the real tragedy is that the parents struggle in the first place to meet this most basic need for their children, and that there's so many plastic bottles in circulation too! What would happen if (hopefully) disposable plastics are phased out in the near future? Still, small steps I guess...

  • Ambrose Olowo
    Ambrose Olowo 4 months ago

    Wonderful innovation!

  • Blazed and Confused
    Blazed and Confused 4 months ago +2

    You heard it here first, folks. Throw all your empty bottles into the ocean.

    • mr fuckwit
      mr fuckwit 4 months ago

      Governments justed send it to asian country's. Then they send it back lmao

  • Jayalakshmi Yr
    Jayalakshmi Yr 4 months ago +11

    The initiative is a true inspiration, benefitting the ward, the caretakers and the environment.
    Kudos from India

  • Vishal K
    Vishal K 4 months ago

    Love 💖 from India 🇮🇳 keep it up

  • arjaygee
    arjaygee 4 months ago

    Great idea!

  • Avdesh Alvaraz
    Avdesh Alvaraz 4 months ago

    British looted trillions of dollars from nigeria. Now look at poor nigerians 😢😢. They don’t even have food l.

    • D Harry
      D Harry 4 months ago

      Oratio G There are Refineries in Nigeria

    • Oratio G
      Oratio G 4 months ago

      Nigeria has got a lot of oil. They are not managing it well and has no refinery so they import their petrol. Nigeria has got the biggest economy in Africa. Unfortunately they have a major Islam problem in the North. They are quite corrupt.
      Their comes a time when you have to stop looking back at yesteryear.

    • Ellen Barnette
      Ellen Barnette 4 months ago

      Thy have Pepsi

  • Guillermo Bernal
    Guillermo Bernal 4 months ago

    Stop corruption ,Stop making plastic,

  • BlackEmpress
    BlackEmpress 4 months ago

    This is great!

  • gilkesisking
    gilkesisking 4 months ago +1

    Coming soon to a British school near you. Might just cover a meal for kids or a few quid off the BBC Licence TAX.

  • Toyin Oladimeji
    Toyin Oladimeji 4 months ago +4

    Encouraging and empowering to both schools, parents children and the clean up of the environment. Amazing initiative. Kudos to organisers. It's happening right there by Lagosians NG. However, decent jobs and pay of minimum wages of 100,000 naira for parents according to #AAC party #SPICERHEAT Manifesto policy programs would be more effective

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      So it's just OK for kids to make some cash.... I believe this earning money thing should not happen before 18.Nowadays you have kids doing all sorts of things, don't know how they are exploited

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      @Toyin Oladimeji
      Not at all, you're completely mistaken, that shows your lack of judgment in the scheme of things.

    • Toyin Oladimeji
      Toyin Oladimeji 4 months ago

      Better still free education

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      Here my child has 100% attendance, not a single day absent, yet she's given 75% attendance...... Something is wrong with the system... It happens at a very basic level.

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      It's even more bizzare, you don't have attendence in college and you can sit for the exams.......

  • Coeus 2.0
    Coeus 2.0 4 months ago

    So plastic bottles are good now because they are helping people ?! What happens when all the plastic bottles go?

    • Joe Cramp
      Joe Cramp 4 months ago

      @Olivia I agree sort of, glass would be much better than plastic for bottles if it was always recycled like it used to be. However plastic has lots of good uses and can be recycled quite easily, plastic uses up a lot less energy to make compared to paper and glass, ideally I think single use plastic all together should be banned, but plastic has many good uses and a is necessary in the modern world. For instance all tech requires plastic.

    • Olivia
      Olivia 4 months ago

      @Joe Cramp in theory some (not all) plastic can be recycled, but in reality it's not a sustainable material. It takes a lot of energy to break down and with all the ill effects linked to the leeching of plastic fibres, I think it's definitely a material that it's better we get rid of sooner rather than later

    • Joe Cramp
      Joe Cramp 4 months ago

      They can be recycled

    KEVIN HESKETH 4 months ago +1

    Scrap the BBC license fee let it die.What don't they understand about manufactured artificial frequencies and the use on a British rail employee against his will.End it and he leaves and leaves the town were he lives.In the 50 years of life the manufactured schizophrenia rapist and the television civil harassment campaign have stolen by manufactured mental illness 15 of those years.Why would a family collaborate with the BBC and those others involved.They could of had a sister in law and nephews or niece loving them on Christmas and Easter visits.Thats not a joke.Never bring a television company into a mans life.Its court obviously.Who or what Its court.You disgusting people have tortured and stolen a mans life.He's dad was dead at 51.I can't stand you.

  • AWResistance
    AWResistance 4 months ago +13

    Keep Wakanda Tidy.

  • RZRX Phantom
    RZRX Phantom 4 months ago +2

    Perhaps the *CARTWUAN* aswell

  • fidel catsro
    fidel catsro 4 months ago

    Viva Nigeria!

  • Mark Bagshot
    Mark Bagshot 4 months ago +9

    Ways to cut down on plastic and other waste :
    1. Go back to GLASS bottles which are easily recyclable.
    2. Use SOAP not handwash in plastic pump dispensers ; soap cleans BETTER and you can make the package paper-based. A bar of soap also lasts longer than a bottle of handwash.
    3. Ban the use of Tetrabrick bottles as most places do not recycle.
    4. Ban useless, cheap Chinese goods, such as solar lights that barely last for the summer before breaking.
    5. Make it compulsory for electrical goods ( and others ) to last a MINIMUM life span before wearing out.

    • Harold Remi
      Harold Remi 4 months ago

      @Karl Pilkington thanks Karl, big fan... And then another one for the third member of my household and then another one and then another one. And then a few more for guests and then times that by the number of kitchen or bathrooms in the house and then have a couple as backup in case I get dog poo on my hands and need to throw a whole bar out because there's now shit on it, and then get one for my dog....

    • Harold Remi
      Harold Remi 4 months ago

      @Kay Oss so did not washing hands at all, not bathing, not brushing teeth, and no knowledge of healthy diets. Now that we have this information we should use it ;)

    • Kay Oss
      Kay Oss 4 months ago +1

      @Harold Remi how do you think people survived for the vast majority of history, when people didn't have plastic bottles of hand wash? Bars of soap worked perfectly well before.

    • Harold Remi
      Harold Remi 4 months ago +2

      I would agree with most of that, except for bar soap - yucky yucky. Somebody else's penis germs on my hands? No thanks.

  • Adam Zahari
    Adam Zahari 4 months ago +6


    • Adam Zahari
      Adam Zahari 4 months ago

      @Anuradha Aravind even IF i spread fake news,at least i encourage ppl to do positive things so tht ppl like u can extinct

    • Anuradha Aravind
      Anuradha Aravind 4 months ago

      Fake news, you're a hatemonger who sells fake news.

  • upunya basumatary
    upunya basumatary 4 months ago +3

    It feels good to see smile on...

  • Notorious Kushal
    Notorious Kushal 4 months ago +2

    Awesome...this plan is amazing..humans saving environment is next level stuff..
    Normal people cant do this..if we do this India..parents will tell their kids that education is useless..for the only reason..they are too prejudiced to pick and collect the plastic...they neither know how plastic is harmful for the environment and how saving environment is needed for life on the planet...
    Please promote these ideas where this type of ideas can helpful..SAVING BOTH HUMANITY & NATURE AT THE SAME TIME

  • Eye Ball
    Eye Ball 4 months ago

    What about the islamic terrorist attacks in Somalia & Lebanon & DR Congo BBC ?? ..why no news on the cowardly murderers of innocent people yet again by islamists ?!?! .. wonder why you don’t report on them ?? 🤔

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    s b 4 months ago +2


    ZHK LOVE 4 months ago

    Ok subscribe

  • Ja men Hej!
    Ja men Hej! 4 months ago +7

    It could be better... Schools could be free and mommies and daddies could have jobs and pay taxes

    • D Harry
      D Harry 4 months ago

      Ja men Hej! When school is free people tend take it for granted and jobs aren’t the easiest to get in Nigeria even if you have a university degree

    • Kikuyu Kiiru
      Kikuyu Kiiru 4 months ago

      I don’t think you understand how dysfunctional subsaharan Africa is.

  • dulce golondrina77
    dulce golondrina77 4 months ago

    Why they don’t squash the bottles so inside of the bag they can get the doble in amount , and much easy to carry .

    • dulce golondrina77
      dulce golondrina77 4 months ago

      Comic Book Guy yes probably you’re right , but at the same time with one journey they carry the lot an very much easy

    • Comic Book Guy
      Comic Book Guy 4 months ago

      though it will be twice as heavy

    • Luisa H
      Luisa H 4 months ago

      Because Nigerians learn something about recycling for the first time

  • Beyond Redemption
    Beyond Redemption 4 months ago

    Make a video about a russian anti-corruption journalist, Ivan Golunov, that has been arrested in the capital Moscow and charged with trying to illegally sell drugs. He is innocent, journalists in Russia are under attack. Nigeria is important, every part of the world is, but come on - your fellow journalist needs help. He can be jailed for 20 years.

    • Himanshu
      Himanshu 4 months ago

      @BeyondRedemption: Actually Ivan can be killed too. I'm not russian but the way he was detained and beaten, it seems like he unraveled something in his investigation against dominant government.

  • Rubber Dub
    Rubber Dub 4 months ago +3

    Birth control would be a better cause I would have thought , more BBC propaganda don't pay the evil BBC beast ...

    • Comic Book Guy
      Comic Book Guy 4 months ago

      @666 Gc8 They have a right to have children, but not a right for the African population growth to be artificially sustained by the west

    • 666 Gc8
      666 Gc8 4 months ago

      Why would birth control be better? These people have as much right to have children than anyone else.
      They are trying to give their children a good start in life.

    • Gordon Pattison
      Gordon Pattison 4 months ago

      Get a life

  • Bayzid Hossain
    Bayzid Hossain 4 months ago +6

    It's a great idea