Industrialist calls for waste to wealth

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An Anambra based industrialist, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, on Monday, said that waste management, which had been downplayed in some parts of the country could be a revenue spinner.

Ezeemo made this observation in Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of the state during a facility tour with journalists at his bottle water factory in commemoration of the 2017 World Environment Day.

The industrialist said that some non-perishable waste could be recycled to manufacture other products and generate revenue.

He explained that some of the machines in the factory were used to recycle used plastic bottles to produce new ones.

Ezeemo said that he would also collect old newspapers to produce egg crates once the machines were installed in his Awka office.

He said that the chronic problem of littering plastics and papers in our environment had become worrisome.

The industrialist tasked everyone to join hands in the effort to ensure a healthy environment and encourage other industrialists to develop the culture of recycling waste.

He urged other industrialists to share in his strong conviction for environment cleanliness as a way of life.

Ezeemo, who is also a governorship aspirant under the platform of the Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) in the Anambra Nov. 18 gubernatorial election, urged government authorities to utilise waste for economic development.

According to him, he intends to establish plastic collection centres all over Anambra, where people will be dumping their plastic wastes for recycling.

“This will create jobs, increase revenue generation and keep us in harmony with our environment,” Ezeemo said.


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