Plastic Buy-Back At Borla Beach
Borla Beach was the location of one of our regular clean-ups. Borla Beach is located in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana. It is one of the country’s busiest yet most polluted beaches.
Before approaching the town to begin our public education campaign, we picked plastic debris along the coastlines. This session was followed by a plastic buy-back activity.
Let me walk you through this meaningful exercise.
One way we figured we could contribute to a clean Ghana was to encourage communities to collect plastic waste and sell it to us. The plastics are first weighed on a scale, and the price is determined by the weight of the plastic. This indicates that the quantity of plastic waste is important. After purchasing the plastic debris, it is delivered to enterprises that collaborate with GRIPE associates to produce new products such as buckets, plastic chairs, and bricks. Plastics are collected in tonnes and crushed to shreds with the assistance of plants to facilitate recycling or export to other countries in need of plastic waste.
Are you wondering if it’s a smart idea to start a business out of plastic waste? It is. However, the task is arduous and takes a great deal of attention, love, and patience. Financially, one must be prepared to cover the small costs associated with waste collection and transportation. Additionally, storage space is required to retain the waste. Plants are required for recycling, and bags are required to package and export to foreign countries interested in acquiring them. Local businesses also purchase plastic waste for further processing.
With this information, I believe you may launch a plastic waste initiative in your town to aid in the conservation of the environment.