By Amadu Kamil Sanah/Aisha Issahaku
Accra, June 8, GNA – MTN-Ghana in collaboration with Netplast and Zoomlion is to promote the use of recycled plastic waste to protect the country’s environment.
The plastic waste is intended to be used for the production of pavement bricks which can be used for the construction of roads.
Mr Phillip Owusu-Gyamfi, Director, Business Development of Netplast said the plastic pavement bricks was more durable, stronger and 30 per cent less cheaper than the normal pavement bricks use for the constructions of roads and other purposes.
He said Netplast has begun a research and development on how to use waste on different ways and therefore intend to use the motive to generate waste materials from our environment.
He said the opportunity would be use to gather waste in order to support President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo’s vision of maintaining a clean society by 2020.
He said Netplast have so far recycled just two per cent of plastic waste.
Mr Owusu-Gyamfi said: « if we are able to come into collaboration with the individual, organizations and the government, our environment will be protected ».
He explained that there were no resources available to them which makes their work difficult and called for partnership with other organizations.
« Let us see plastic waste as a resource and invest in it to produce better things that can solve our problems.
Mr Ebenezer Tempe, Education Portfolio Adviser at MTN-Ghana said the collaboration was to rid-off plastic waste in the country.
This he said was a national priority which must be supported by all, adding that, « the pavement bricks that is been produce with plastics is 50 times stronger than the normal bricks ».
Mr Terkpe said: « MTN-Ghana was using its 21 days Yellow Green Campaign » to work with Netplast in the gathering and collection of plastics across the country.
This he said was an employee volunteer programme to leverage on each support and expertise.
« Netplast has the capacity to produce the bricks with plastics and we are helping in the gathering and collection of the plastics through zoomlion ».
He said MTN-Ghana was creating opportunities for economic growth; and targeting youth to empower with skills for self-development.