Alumini of the European Union Funded Project; NBU embarked on a massive picking and collection of plastic waste bottles at Asokore Mampong community on Saturday, 26th June 2021.
Households, drains and other areas encompassing the community were combed by the team for solid wastes (plastic); aimed at fulfilling one of the social businesses of the project i.e enhancing the sanitary situation of the community and the Municipality at large.
The exercise was held through a collaboration with Organizations including Premier Waste, Ghana Recycling Initiative By Private Enterprises, Young Africans For Opportunities and Recycle Up Ghana.
The clean-up event witnessed a laudable response from residents as they brought domestic waste for weighing and ultimately for recycling into other useful plastic products.
Depending on the weight of the materials, payment were made by officials to each picker as they (officials) scaled their materials.
“It is a way of motivating them to do more picking and segregation”, Edmund Arthur Brown, Founder for Premier Waste Services disclosed.
He said in an exclusive interview with www.leakynews.net that one of the objectives of the move is to educate residents on the need for segregation of plastic waste and enlighten them on the fact that “plastic is not waste but something of great value”.
Edmund noted that the exercise will be replicated in other areas of Asokore Mampong Municipality.
Youth Coach for No Business as Usual (NBU) Project Abdul Munaf Suraj added that sanitation has been a major problem presently faced by residents within the municipality.
Dumping of refuse at unapproved areas he disclosed characterizes the area, citing areas like Aboabo and Sawaaba.
“We therefore saw the need to hold this activity and educate the public on the need to keep their environment clean and also inform them on how to make money out of plastic waste”, he underscored.