GasMatt Team: Talented Pupils Convert Waste Plastic into Fuel for GSTEP Project; Leader Speaks

GasMatt Team: Talented Pupils Convert Waste Plastic into Fuel for GSTEP Project; Leader Speaks

  • The Ghana Science and Technology Explorer Prize (GSTEP) project intends to promote STEM education
  • Team GasMatt, one of the groups that participated in the recent GSTEP project, converted waste plastic into fuel
  • The leader of the team has disclosed that they designed ''a prototype on a plastic pyrolysis plant'' to bring their idea to life

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A team of young talents converted waste plastic into fuel for the Ghana Science and Technology Explorer Prize (GSTEP) project intended to promote STEM education.

Talented pupils turn waste plastic into fuel.
Photo used for this report. Credit: JoyNews/Makiko Tanigawa.
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GasMatt team brings their idea to life

The project, which targets junior high school students, provides an opportunity for youngsters, mostly in groups, to use their creativity to tackle social problems.

Team GasMatt, brought to life the innovative idea of converting plastic into fuel, JoyNews reported.

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How GasMatt team converted waste plastic into fuel

Speaking about their innovation, the leader of GasMatt disclosed that they designed ''a prototype on a plastic pyrolysis plant that converts waste plastic into fuel''.

The team leader said their innovation is part of efforts to address plastic pollution in the country.

''If we can do this, we put plastic waste to good use, and we have a clean environment,'' the team leader added, according to JoyNews.

Ghanaian Produces 2000 Reusable Bags From Waste Plastics For Shoppers In Accra

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghanaian environmentalist Makafui Awuku and his team have produced reusable bags for shoppers from recycled waste plastics.

The CEO of Mckingtorch Africa and his team processed over 400,000 water waste plastics recovered from the environment into reusable bags.

The creative and social entrepreneur disclosed in a LinkedIn post that the laudable initiative is a pilot project funded by The Basel and Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions with support from Ghana's Ministry of Environment Science, Technology, and Innovation and the Basel Convention Coordinating Center for Africa in Nigeria.

Ghanaian Creative Builds Dual-Purpose Furniture From Plastic Waste

Still on the creative, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian creative and social entrepreneur, Makafui Awuku, built a bench that doubles as a table from recycled plastic waste collected from the streets of Accra.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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