Tech & Innovation April 03, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Building roads out of plastic bags in Ghana [Video]

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey April 03, 2018 at 12:09 pm

April 03, 2018 at 12:09 pm | Tech & Innovation

Photo Credit: Nelplast

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has cast a spotlight on the initiative of building roads with plastic bags in Ghana. As seen in the video and explained by the WEF, the bags are shredded and mixed with sand creating a new form of asphalt that is resilient, long-lasting and uses fewer natural resources to make.

Pavement blocks made out of plastic — Photo Credit: Nelplast

They further added that any type of plastic rubbish can be used to create the blocks. Ghana’s Ministry of Environment is apparently using the blocks in one district and wants to help the company, known as Nelplast and founded by Nelson Boateng expand its business.

Nelson Boateng (right) with Ghana’s Minister of Environment — Photo Credit: Nelplast

Take a look at this ingenious initiative and share with us your thoughts.

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