- Nelson Boateng, a businessman in Ghana has started using plastics as 'concrete' to build houses and roads
- The founder and CEO of Nelplast Ghana Limited indicates that his motive is not to destroy cement businesses but to save the planet
- He indicates many advantages that come with the use of plastic bricks apart from just saving the planet
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A young and vibrant Ghanaian businessman by name Nelson Boateng has launched a business called Nelplast Ghana Limited which uses plastics as 'concrete' to build roads and houses.
In a short documentary sighted by YEN.com.gh, the founder and CEO of Nelplast spoke about the relevance of his venture, saying it is not in any way meant to kill the cement businesses that exist.
Nelson explains that his only motive is to make sure that the planet stops getting destroyed by the numerous plastic waste that is churned out on a daily basis.
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It is reported that Ghana generates about 22,000 tons of plastic waste on an annual basis and the greatest portion of this number just ends up in gutters, oceans and the environment.
Given that plastics take about 500 years to start decomposing, it is crucial that something is done to put them into a commercial use before the entire planet gets 'chocked'.
According to Nelson, the concrete producers in the country currently produce about 20,000 bricks a day but his company is able to do 1,500.
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Speaking about the advantages of using plastic bricks, the gentleman affirms that the plastic bricks do not only save the planet from waste pollution.
He indicated that the plastic bricks do not grow algae if exposed to water as concrete bricks do. Also, they are strong, resilient to adverse weather conditions and lasts a lifetime.
In other news, a Ghanaian policeman whose name has not been disclosed has been captured in a viral video exhibiting a profound act of kindness to a stranger who was lying half-dead on the street at Spintex Road.
It is indicated that the policeman was on duty when he received a call to assist a caller at Community 19 in Spintex.
Rushing to the scene together with his team, they found the man lying motionless. It is reported that many of the people who were around thought the man was dead.
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