- The menace of plastic waste is a global phenomenon that needs an urgent and permanent solution
- Some promising start-ups have begun an initiative in Ghana to help deal with the challenge by turning plastic waste into fuels for usage
- The project has received local and international support to begin the pilot stage of the initiative
At a time when plastic has become a herculean menace for many countries, a group of talented young individuals are undertaking projects that turn plastic waste into fuel-like grease, diesel and petrol for household use.
The project has received support from relevant organisations to begin the pilot stage of the laudable initiative.
Despite having access to extremely limited resources, these determined young individuals have discovered a means of converting plastic waste into fuel, which hopefully could be used to power cars and household appliances.
Plastic-to-fuel projects are beginning to gain traction in the energy industry, with rising awareness of the prolific environmental damage caused by single-use plastics and people’s insufficient recycling habits. This has led researchers to turn to alternative disposal methods for the mounting plastic output worldwide.
The creative geniuses use very simple and local processes to turn plastic waste into fuels.
Their solution of plastic-to-fuel holds promise in not only curbing such pervasive pollution but also providing a significant economic benefit to the African countries involved.
Plastic-derived fuels are also capable of producing a cleaner burning fuel than traditional sources due to their low sulphur content, considering the majority of developing nations use sulphur-heavy diesel.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously gathered the report of a Nigerian artist identified as Dotun Popoola, who was recognised both locally and internationally for excellence in his artworks.
The artist is 35 years old. He disclosed that he has a university diploma in painting, general arts and sculpture.
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