- The menace of plastic waste is a global phenomenon
- In Ghana, young Ghanaian start-ups have started an initiative to help deal with the challenge by turning plastic waste into fuels for usage
- The project has received a GEFSGPGhana UNDP Ghana support to begin the pilot stage of the laudable initiative
At a time when plastic has become a herculean menace for many countries, here in Ghana, young individuals are undertaking projects that turn plastic waste into fuel like grease, diesel and petrol for household use.
The project has received a GEFSGPGhana UNDP Ghana support to begin the pilot stage of the laudable initiative.
Despite having access to extremely limited resources, these determined young Ghanaians from Banda Nkwanta in the Brong-Ahafo region, have discovered means of converting plastic waste into fuel, which hopefully could be used to power cars and household appliances.
Plastic to fuel projects are beginning to gain traction in the energy industry, with rising awareness of the prolific environmental damage caused by single-use plastics and people’s insufficient recycling habits leading researchers to turn to alternative disposal methods for our mounting plastic output.
The creative Ghanaian geniuses use very simple and local means to turn plastic waste into fuels.
Their solution of plastics-to-fuel holds promise in not only curbing such pervasive pollution but also providing a significant economic benefit to Ghana.
Plastic-derived fuels are also capable of producing a cleaner burning fuel than traditional sources due to their low sulphur content, considering the majority of developing nations use sulphur-heavy diesel.
Meanwhile, the names of exceptionally brilliant Ghanaians who have been awarded full scholarships in 2019 to world class universities in the United States have been released following their unmatched top SAT scores.
Among the list are notable performing senior high schools in Ghana including Wesley Girls High School, Prempeh College, Tamale Senior High school, Opoku Ware High School and others.
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