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Ghana to get recycling facility in 2018 to help in waste management and to generate energy.
The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association in collaboration with P2D Recycling Limited of Germany are getting ready to establish a £5 million recycling facility. The recycling facility which would be Ghana’s first waste-to-energy recycling plant would be located at Akunse in the Eastern Region.
The recycling plant would turn sachet water waste into carry-bags which, after use, will also be converted into diesel fuel.
According to the President of the Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association, Mr. Ebow Botwe, the diesel gotten from the recycled carry-bags would be much cleaner than the one gotten from the Tema Oil Refinery.
The plant which has a capacity of between 25,000 and 30,000-litre per day is almost complete, as the machines are already ready in Germany and would be shipped to Ghana once all certifications have been gotten. Botwe said, the plant should be fully operational by mid 2018.
Asides this project, three(3) other recycling plants will be established, as the Mohinani Group, have agreed to set up two recycling plants, to be located at Agbogboshie and Ashaiman, to convert plastic waste into useful products for local consumption and export, while Blow Group of Companies is investing £4 million in a 120,000kilos-per-hour facility that will convert plastic bottle waste back into PET bottles, so as to reduce the quantum of plastic bottle waste. especially in streams and water bodies.
The Blow Group Plant would be situated in Tema.