- Ghanaian innovator, Nelson Boateng, has built an affordable house with discarded plastic
- According to him, the idea is to provide low-income workers in Ghana with houses that meet their budget
- Boateng uses 30 per cent plastic waste from the gutter and 70 per cent sand for the houses
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A Ghanaian innovator, Nelson Boateng is building affordable houses with discarded plastic for low-income workers in the country.
Boateng who resides in Ashaiman in Accra admits that acquiring a home in Ghana is very expensive so he decided to develop a concept to help with the situation.
Speaking in an interview with Kofi Adoma on Kofi TV, he explained that he prefers using plastic waste from gutters to build houses because they contain rough soil that binds firmly the plastic-infused blocks and the iron rods to hold the pillars together.
The materials used are 30 per cent plastic and 70 per cent sand to serve as a fire retardant.
According to Boateng, the cost of construction using plastic waste is less expensive, adding that it also keeps the room cool and maintains its temperature.
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Previously, YEN.com.gh reported a young woman who turns discarded plastic bottles into sustainable broomsticks for cleaning has been captured on camera during her usual working hours.
The talented woman whose identity is yet to be known was spotted busily cutting some of the plastic bottles with scissors to convert them into stiff fibres.
In some of the impressive photos online, the stiff fibres have been attached to wooden handles, which is commonly used in combination with a dustpan.
In other news, Janet Boateng who sells sugarcane in traffic on the streets of Accra has opened up about her ambition and struggle.
The businesswoman who hails from Asante Akim Agogo in the Ashanti Region moved from her village to Accra to seek greener pastures to fund her nursing education.
Janet Boateng studied General Arts at the Collins Senior High School in Agogo and wants to become a nurse or police officer.
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