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Consider waste as “wealth”- MP for lower Manya Krobo

BY: Nana Yaa Addo

The Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo Constituency HON. Ebenezer OKLETEY Terlabi has commended the efforts of the Accra waste recycling company limited and other recycling companies in the country over their great work done and urged the youth to engage in recycling activities.

Speaking on Adoa tv PM Ghana show, he acknowledged Zoomlion on the idea of recycling solid and liquid waste into manure, plastic products, liquid fertilizer, biogas and energy generation. The legislator added that waste is money and a good Avenue for making ends meet.

“Due to the significance of zoomlion’s recycling plant. Solid waste like rubber can be recycled into plastic bowls, shoes, containers etc. hence making good use of the waste, by creating reusable items from the trash. Metallic waste like iron strings from tyres are recycled into other metallic items”.

Meanwhile, he made some recommendations for the promotion of cleanliness in the country.

“Places like markets, public lorry stations have bins at vantage points which are not conveyed on time to promote cleanliness, therefore conveying these trash bins to the appropriate sites will yield some financial aids and a clean Ghana.”

With regards to the way forward of recycling waste materials in the country, Hon. Ebenezer presented some recommendations to waste problems in the country.

“Starting a recycling plant or company need a lot of funds, the capital involved to start and funds idea of recycling is very expensive, talking about machinery, technology, Human resources and government approval is not an easy task.”

Looking on the brighter side, recycling plants creates a lot of money and jobs, which can help cure unemployment in the country, both for the buyers and sellers.

Zoomlion has done a great job but Ghanaians need to replicate this at the district level.

“When I went to the Kumasi recycling plant, they had about 1000 workers and those buying and selling of recycled items, this can cure joblessness “.

Source: Adoanewsonline.com

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