Beat the Bottle: Recycling Plastics to Lumber

by Crusaders For Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch
Beat the Bottle: Recycling Plastics to Lumber
Beat the Bottle: Recycling Plastics to Lumber
Beat the Bottle: Recycling Plastics to Lumber
Beat the Bottle: Recycling Plastics to Lumber

Summary

We are recycling unwanted plastic waste that are thrown everywhere littering the streets, clogging sewers, streams and encroaching people's homes into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber, roofing tiles and pavements)Our solution creates economic value on plastic at the points of generation to enable 200 unemployed youths and vulnerable children to be trained to collect,sort,transform and sell the plastics/lumber in order to earn income and improve on their livelihood.

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Challenge

We are recycling unwanted plastic waste that are thrown everywhere littering the streets, clogging sewers, streams, rivers and encroaching people's homes into aesthetic, durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber, roofing tiles and pavements)Cameroon generates about 3,800 tones waste everyday of which 40% is plastic waste. Plastic/plastic bags constitute one of the greatest environmental challenges in most African countries. The situation in Bamenda City in Cameroon is not any different

Solution

Our solution creates economic value on plastic at the points of generation to enable unemployed youths and vulnerable children to be trained to sort and transform. In this way, no plastic will find its way on to the streets. The plastics will be transformed into more durable plastic lumber and planks. 200 unemployed youths will be trained on this skill of transformation which will serve as a means to improve on their livelihood. they will be able to generate income from the point of collection

Long-Term Impact

In 1 years over 100,000 kg of plastics removed from the the environment. 200 unemployed youths are being trained/empowered on the recycling of post-consumer plastic waste to building materials (plastic lumber, roofing tiles and pavements. Slum proliferation by providing affordable building material to developers is achieved. Curbing deforestation by providing alternative product in replacement of timber is realized. 4 communities sensitized on the negative effects of plastic pollution

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Organization Information

Crusaders For Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch

Location: Bamenda, North West - Cameroon
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Project Leader:
Fontoh Desmond Abinwi
Bamenda, North West Cameroon

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