The Lagos State Government is intensifying efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of using Styrofoam and to encourage behavioral change among residents. The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, met with representatives of the National Association of Supermarkets and Operators of Nigeria to discuss the ban on Styrofoam. He emphasized the need for all segments of society to understand and embrace the ban, calling for the association’s support. He stated that the ban was already having a positive impact and mentioned that Abia State had also recently announced a ban on Styrofoam. The decision to ban Styrofoam and other single-use plastics was made at the National Council on Environment in 2021, with enforcement starting this year. The Commissioner encouraged manufacturers to develop alternatives to Styrofoam, and he assured that the enforcement of the ban would be carried out civilly but firmly after a three-week grace period for distributors and sellers to clear their stock.