Ghana to Recycle Waste – Starting with Tyres

 

According to Ghana’s Minister Nominee for Environment, Innovation, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, every form of waste is another raw material to generate energy and other useful things that will benefit the country immensely.

Professor Frimpong-Boateng said this when he appeared before members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee during his vetting.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng said, “There are a lot of wastes; I will start with lorry tyres which are everywhere. We will intend to recycle to convert them into fuel; we have dirty engine oil which is thrown into gutters. The oil itself doesn’t change although it is dirty; so the technology will be to remove those additives and impurities and then we can still make money from it and save our environment.”

He went on to plead with his countrymen not to tip waste but to preserve it for collection for use in energy plants.

 

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

 

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